UFC president Dana White told Yahoo! Sports late Wednesday night that a press release sent out by his own promotion should not have been released.
The announcement confirmed plans to create a flyweight division for females, with The Ultimate Fighter 26 serving as a tournament to crown the first champion. The UFC did the same a few years back with the strawweight division.
White, though, said that nothing is official just yet for TUF or the flyweights.
Below is a portion of the report with White’s response:
The UFC is considering featuring women’s flyweights on Season 26, which will begin filming in July and will be broadcast in September. When Yahoo Sports contacted UFC president Dana White for comment on the decision, he said the news release announcing the upcoming season was sent in error and that it hadn’t been finalized.