Exclusive: UFC’s Macy Chiasson reveals she is being “forced to fight at 135”: “I’m going to tell you right now this will be an issue”

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UFC’s Macy Chiasson has revealed that she is being forced to fight at bantamweight by the UFC, despite being a natural featherweight.

Chiasson is no longer being given 145-pound fights by the UFC.


Earlier this week, UFC featherweight Norma Dumont told WMMA Rankings that she is looking to drop to bantamweight at the request of the UFC. She believes the women’s featherweight division will soon be officially closed.

WMMA Rankings recently caught up with TUF 28 featherweight winner Macy Chiasson and got her reaction to Dumont’s comments.

Yes, this is true and I’m being forced to fight at 135. They will not give me any more fights at 145. They expect people like her and I to make this weight but I’m going to tell you right now this will be an issue. Most of the bantamweight roster can fight at 145. You will see these girls make the weight once or twice then most likely never make it again.” she said.

Following two fights at featherweight, Chiasson was scheduled to take on Irene Aldana in a bantamweight contest at the UFC 279 event this past September. Due to complications with both women’s weight-cuts, the bout was changed to a 140-pound catchweight. Aldana would go on to win the fight in the third round by way of a TKO.

Chiasson has proven she can hang with the elite of the UFC and a 145-pound division should be made an option for bigger women like herself. She owns notable UFC victories over Norma Dumont, Pannie Kianzad, and Marion Reneau. During her run on TUF 28, she finished the likes of Larissa Pacheco and Leah Letson en route to the finale.

Fight fans, how do you feel about the situation? Are the UFC making the wrong decision? Let us know in the comments section below.

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2 thoughts on “Exclusive: UFC’s Macy Chiasson reveals she is being “forced to fight at 135”: “I’m going to tell you right now this will be an issue”

  1. Definitely need the 145 weight! Not healthy for these athletes to drop 10 pounds to make the lower weight class and it takes away from their strength! Do it right UFC!

  2. It’s especially not healthy for these women to have to drop this weight, especially if it coincides with hormones once a month. Look at the heavyweights, could they cut to 205?

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