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Dana White: ‘We’re working on some things right now’ with the UFC flyweight division

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The UFC president didn’t provide much information on the future of the flyweight division.

MMA: UFC 227-Dillashaw vs Garbrandt Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

It looks as if bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw will be dropping down to flyweight to challenge current champion Henry Cejudo in the UFC 233 main event in Anaheim, a surprise twist considering it was expected that Cejudo would be the one changing weight classes.

Reports have been swirling around that the UFC is going to get rid of the men’s 125 lbs division, with multiple flyweights released from their contracts over the past few days. UFC president Dana White spoke with reporter Laura Sanko following UFC Denver, and provided... honestly, he didn’t provide much in the way of a detailed answer on the future of flyweight.

“Listen, we’re working on some things right now with that division,” White said. “Dillashaw wants to win two belts — there’s five or six guys who have done it — he wants to do it. Cejudo is absolutely fine fighting at that weight instead of going to 135, so we made it.”

This would be the first ever UFC flyweight title fight without Demetrious Johnson, who won the inaugural title in 2012, and defended it successfully a record-setting eleven times before losing by split decision to Cejudo at UFC 227. Johnson has since left the UFC and signed with ONE Championship.