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UFC releasing bulk of 125 pound division

When longtime champion Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson left the UFC’s 125 lbs division for a move to ONE Championship last month, many feared the companies smallest division could be on its last legs.

That fear now appears to have become a reality it would seem, with UFC Flyweight Jose Torres taking to Twitter, claiming to be the first fighter released by the promotion in this transitional period.

According to Flo Combat, the UFC are ready to get rid of the weight class altogether, keeping only a select few fighters on the roster. Fighters such as champion Henry Cejudo, who will be forced to move up to Bantamweight to compete.

Many others will, unfortunately, be left without a contract, as more cuts are expected to come in the following days.

Lewis Smith

Welsh MMA writer with a passion for sport. Follow me on twitter @lew1s2


  • Ben Sidlow
    09/11/2018 at 10:27 am

    Cutting fighters like dj for being 125lbs at the same time as introducing female 125 division with top contenders like moddafferi, montano and Eubanks 🤦‍♂️ well played UFC well played…….

  • Andrew Bell
    09/11/2018 at 10:21 am

    Cejudo fighting Tj lose and be cut probably