Unfortunately, Invicta Featherweight Champion Megan Anderson will have to wait to achieve her dream of fighting in the UFC.
On Tuesday, it was announced Anderson was forced to withdraw from her upcoming title fight against Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino at UFC 214 on July 29.
Shortly after the news broke, Anderson made a statement about no longer competing for the UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship.
“I have been wanting this fight for a long time and finally got the opportunity to showcase my skills on the big stage but unfortunately, due to some pressing personal reasons that are out of my control, it is not to be right now.
“I am no stranger to struggle and this is the biggest struggle I have faced yet, but like I always do, I will come back stronger and better than before and I will be coming straight for Cris, the Title and becoming the face of the UFC 145lb division.
“I am determined and resolved to make history and shock the world. I’m coming for whoever has that belt.”
With Anderson forced to withdraw from the fight, Invicta Bantamweight Champion Tonya Evinger is moving up to the featherweight division to fight “Cyborg” for the UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship at UFC 214.
— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) June 28, 2017