Welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal should be the “poster child” of a UFC 165-pound division, Megan Anderson said recently.
Anderson (11-5 MMA) is the former Invicta Featherweight Champion who boasts victories over big names like Cat Zingano and Norma Dumont. In her last fight, she fought for Amanda Nunes’ 145-pound belt, losing to the Brazilian in the first round at UFC 259 in March 2021.
Although she has not officially retired from the sport, the Aussie has retired from fighting and is currently focusing on other ventures including her ‘Megan’s Corner’ segment at Sports Center Australia.
And meanwhile, she recently pitched the idea that “Gamebred” would help usher in the 165-pound weight class. For years, many in the MMA community have been urging the UFC to introduce a division between lightweight and welterweight.
Though Dana White has ended those talks at every crossroads, Masvidal is one of MMA’s biggest superstars and he would be the “perfect person” to “boost” the new weight class, Anderson said.
“One thing that I think is really relevant for Jorge Masvidal is that he could be the ‘poster boy’ for the 165-pound division,” Anderson said via BJPenn.com. “I think personally I think he’s too small for welterweight but he’s too big for lightweight. There is a 15 pound gap (between divisions) which is huge and I think he would be the perfect person to really start this new division that I know a lot of guys want.
https://heavy.com/sports/ufc/jorge-masvidal-poster-boy-megan-anderson-silva/ Jorge Masvidal was set to be the “poster child” of the UFC 165-pound division