While it’s full steam ahead at bantamweight for Macy Chiasson, the TUF 28 winner has not entirely ruled out a return to featherweight at some point.
Ottawa, ON — Macy Chiasson picked up another finish Saturday night at UFC Ottawa. The Fight Night event saw Chiasson vs. Sarah Moras serve as the featured fight of the preliminary card. After a bit of early difficulty, Chiasson, who won The Ultimate Fighter 28 at featherweight, finished off Moras with some slick ground n’ pound in the second round.
That makes it three straight wins, and three straight finishes, in the UFC for Chiasson. It also makes it six wins in twelve months, counting her TUF 28 exhibition fights. It was a tougher fight for Chiasson than some expected, but not Macy.
“She didn’t surprise me. We knew she was going to be a tough fight, we knew she was going to be one of the harder fights for us,” she said post fight, speaking to media outlets including Cageside Press. “She’s a UFC veteran, she’s got great jiu-jitsu, and we weren’t sleeping on her.”
Ultimately, said Chiasson, it was all about composure. And not giving up position.
With three finishes in a row, it almost feels like an expectation. “It seems that way, yeah,” Chiasson agreed. “You get finishes in all your fights, people start to expect you to do that. And if you don’t, it’s almost an upset. But you train accordingly, and do the best you can when you get in there.”
On the topic of the weight cut down to 135lb, Chiasson pointed out that she did make weight, in just four weeks. Ideally, she’d like eight weeks to properly make the bantamweight limit. And she isn’t entirely ruling out featherweight.
“Yeah it could be,” Chiasson said when asked if that might be an option down the road. “Absolutely. I actually fought Felicia Spencer [new UFC featherweight] as an amateur. And it was a great fight. Willing to take those routes if they’re there.”
That said, the plan moving forward is to stay at bantamweight. As for when we might see her again, “we want to take a little bit of time off, just to let my body recover.” Especially given six fights in a year. There’s a week off at home in New Orleans in her future. After that, it’s back to the grind — and she’s looking at the top ten. As for specific names? “There’s a few,” she told reporters, without elaborating.
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— CRIS CYBORG (@criscyborg) May 3, 2019
Macy also addressed comments made by Cris Cyborg, about moving back to featherweight. “I don’t really care what she says. We’re doing what we do at 135.”
Watch the full post-fight press scrum with Macy Chiasson from UFC Ottawa above.