UFC officials announced today, through a twitter post, that their female featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie has been stripped from her world title.
In her place comes a new title fight between Cris Cyborg and Megan Anderson.
Not leaving much to doubt, UFC officials released an official statement on their decision.
Check it out: (via UFC.com)
“UFC has informed Germaine de Randamie and her management team that she is being removed as the women’s featherweight champion due to her unwillingness to fight the No. 1 ranked contender, Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino. Subsequently, top contender Justino will face newly signed Invicta FC featherweight champion Megan Anderson for the UFC women’s featherweight title in the co-main event of UFC 214; Cormier vs. Jones 2, July 29 in Anaheim, Calif.
“UFC maintains that any champion is expected to accept fights against the top contenders in their respective weight classes in order to maintain the integrity of the sport.”