UFC: Amanda Nunes Says She’s Done with Featherweight, Teases Drop to Flyweight

Cris Cyborg & Amanda Nunes, UFC
Cris Cyborg & Amanda Nunes, UFC 232 Face-Off Credit: Jason Burgos/Sherdog.com

Is women’s featherweight on the way out in the UFC? Champ Amanda Nunes claims she’s done with the weight class.

Here we go. With Amanda Nunes having toppled the juggernaut known as Cris Cyborg, it looks like her days at 145lbs are numbered. If not over. Early Thursday, the UFC women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion responded to a Cyborg tweet by saying that “I’m done with 145,” adding that “my goal was to be a double champ.”

And just like that, women’s 145 in the UFC may be history. Cyborg has one fight left on her UFC deal, and has yet to renew. In fact, she has openly spoken of competing in Bellator, or another promotion which features her weight class. In fact, in the same tweet, Nunes suggested Cyborg look to Kayla Harrison as a future opponent.

Harrison currently fights at lightweight in the PFL.

It’s worth noting that on the UFC’s recently revamped website, women’s featherweight rankings were removed entirely. Previously, Cris Cyborg was the only name listed, as champion. Cyborg is also ranked 15th in the promotion’s pound-for-pound rankings.

On the Canadian version of the site (ufc.ca), which did not get the same facelift, the women’s featherweight division remains, with zero fighters listed and a note saying “No rankings available for this selection.”

Nunes, meanwhile, is ranked 8th in the pound-for-pound list.

She later added a pair of tweets aimed at flyweight champ and old rival Valentina Shevchenko, in which she claimed she was planning on fighting for the 125lb title. She tagged Perfecting Athletes, a company who specialize in assisting with weight cuts, in one.

On the other hand, Nunes could just be trolling after the biggest win of her career.