It’s not exactly a retirement announcement, but it does not sound like it. Megan Anderson will also soon resume her mixed martial arts career.
The former UFC featherweight title challenger and Invicta FC champion has released a statement via social media that provides an update on her fighting plans, or in this case – a lack thereof.
“For anyone who asks and keeps asking me daily, I have no plans to fight now,” Anderson wrote on Instagram. “I am not saying that I will never fight again, but at this stage of my life I love everything I do. From games and streaming, working as an analyst for ESPN and Invicta, and currently filming my first major film. I could not be happier and fighting is really not in my mind.
“I am not currently affiliated with any gym, I am not currently signed to any promotion and have not yet pursued a new combat contract. I appreciate the love and interest of everyone who hopes to see me in the cage again, but hopefully it answers your questions for now! ”
Anderson has not competed since UFC 259 last March, when he suffered a first-round submission loss amanda nunes in a featherweight championship fight. The Glory MMA & Fitness product completed her promotional contract at the event and
a brief statement released in the aftermath that included the message: “We will be back.” Whether this is still true remains to be seen.
Anderson began her professional tenure with victories in eight of her first 10 matches, a run by which she won Invicta’s 145-pound belt. The Australian fighter scored at the UFC in 2018 and scored 3-3 in the Octagon, which resulted in victories over as Cat tables,
Zarah Fairn dos Santos and Norma Dumont.