Former UFC featherweight championship challenger, Megan Anderson has confirmed that she has no current plans to return to professional mixed martial arts and active competition, amid the completion of her contractual obligations with the organization in March of last year.
Queensland native, Anderson co-headlined UFC 259 in March of last year against reigning featherweight champion, Amanda Nunes, losing a quickfire triangle armbar submission loss in a hugely-one sided first round loss.
The bout came as the sixth on Anderson’s six fight deal with the organization which began back in June 2018, and following the completion of her contractual obligations, the Australian was eligible to test free agency after the promotion elected against re-upping her deal.
Initially linked with a move to the featherweight ranks of the Scott Coker-led Bellator MMA banner, Anderson, a former Invicta FC featherweight champion failed to pen terms on a contract with the organization, and recently provided an update on her fighting future – detailing how she has no current desire to make an active competition comeback.
“For all those that are asking and continue to ask me daily, I have no plans to fight right now,” Megan Anderson posted across her social media accounts. “From gaming and streaming, working as an analyst for ESPN and Invicta, and currently filming my first major feature film, I couldn’t be happier and fighting really isn’t on my mind.”
“I’m currently not affiliated with any gym, I’m not signed to any promotion right now and haven’t been pursuing a new fight contract,” Megan Anderson’s statement continued. “I appreciate the love and interest from everyone hoping to see me in the cage again, but hopefully this answers your questions for now!”
11-5 as a professional, Anderson debuted in the UFC back in June 2018 at UFC 225, suffering a one-sided unanimous decision loss against former bantamweight champion, Holly Holm.
In December of that year, Anderson scored her first promotional win with a controversial TKO victory over Cat Zingano after the latter suffered an eye injury following a high kick attempt from Anderson.
In her next bout at UFC Fight Night Rochester, Anderson suffered a first round rear-naked choke against fellow promotional alum, one-time title challenger, and former Invicta FC featherweight champion, Felicia Spencer, before embarking on a two-fight winning run against both Zarah Fairn dos Santos, and then Norma Dumont before her loss to Nunes.
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