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Dana White reveals a strawweight division (115 pounds) is on it’s way to the octagon

January 30, 2013 All MMA News, UFC  Comments 

UFC President, Dana White has today revealed that the Las Vegas based promotion will be launching a strawweight division of 115 pounds, although no timeline for it’s launch has been mentioned at this point in time.

Speaking via UFC Tonight, Dana said:

“As the sport continues to grow and we go into these other markets like Latin America, Asia, yes, we will eventually open up a lighter weight division. Which is a great thing. It’s an amazing opportunity for fighters all over the world. I don’t know how soon it’s going to happen, but yes it will eventually happen.”

Although the idea behind this is a solid one and there’s no doubt there is a clutch of talented fighters under the current 125 pound flyweight minimum, it’s hard to see how the fans will connect with even smaller fighters after struggling to connect with the smaller fighters that have taken to the octagon of late. Stay tuned to MMABay for more news on this one as we get it.

By Michael Pepper. (Follow me on Twitter)

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