Following her loss to Amanda Nunes last weekend, featherweight fighter Megan Anderson has completed her six-fight contract with the UFC and may be looking to fight elsewhere.
Anderson, a former Invicta champion, confirmed the end of her contract in a live Twitch stream, saying that the UFC was planning to get rid of the featherweight division. Dana White, however, has stated that the division would remain for as long as Nunes wanted to defend her title.
Anderson released a statement on social media thanking the promotion and her team and expressed her willingness to continue her fight career, adding that she wants to heal from her injuries before deciding what’s next for her MMA journey.
“In light of the news that came out yesterday, I wanted to address my fans, and say thank you for all the love and support you have sent me over the past few days.
Saturday night was fight number 6 of my 6 fight deal with the UFC. I had an amazing run with the promotion, culminating in a UFC world title fight. If you know me and the journey I have been on, just to reach the pinnacle of the sport is something I am incredibly proud of. I want to thank my team and everyone at the UFC for the past 3 years, it’s been amazing to perform for my fans on such a big stage.
I’m looking to rest up and heal from my injuries before I decide what is next for my MMA career. Regardless of what the UFC decides to do with the Women’s 145 division, there are plenty of opportunities for me across the world to continue to do what I love.
Thank you all, and stay tuned!“
Anderson came into the UFC in 2018, dropping a decision to Holly Holm in her debut. She then went on to defeat Cat Zingano before tapping out to Felicia Spencer. She was on a two-fight winning streak before her loss to Nunes.