The Ultimate Fighting Championship female flyweight division started with a press release sent in error. In retrospect, that press release seems like a perfect metaphor for the weight class, which lost its inaugural champion this week after a botched weight cut and an arbitrary decision to declare the title vacant.
Nicco Montano, the first Native American to hold a UFC title, joins the likes of Conor McGregor, Josh Barnett and Germaine de Randamie as undisputed champions who were stripped before ever defending their titles. Unlike the aforementioned names however, what prompted the UFC to separate Montano from the strap was capriciousness above all else.
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