by Dane McGuire
UFC veteran Megan Anderson took to social media to reveal that while she isn’t retiring, she has no home gym, home promotion or intent to fight at the moment.
Anderson fought out her UFC contract at UFC 259 in a women’s featherweight title fight loss to then two-division champion Amanda Nunes. The promotion then did not re-sign Anderson.
Anderson said in her update:
“For all those that are asking and continue to ask me daily, I have no plans to fight right now. I’m not saying that I will never fight again, but at this point in my life, I’m loving everything else I’m doing.
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. I appreciate the love and interest from everyone hoping to see me in the cage again, but hopefully this answers your questions for now!”
At the time she left the UFC, Anderson said she intended to take time to let injuries heal.
“I’m looking to rest up and heal from my injuries before I decide what is next for my MMA career. Regardless of what the UFC decides to do with the Women’s 145 division, there are plenty of opportunities for me across the world to continue to do what I love.
Thank you all, and stay tuned,” Anderson said in part of a statement on social media at the time of her UFC exit.
MMAFighting reports however that Anderson will star in The Extraction 2 alongside Chris Hemsworth, “a sequel to the Netflix action thriller which was the streaming network’s most-watched original film when it debuted in 2020.”
Prior to signing with the UFC and debuting at UFC 225 June 9, 2018, Anderson won the interim featherweight title for the all-female Invicta FC promotion. Anderson was later promoted to the division’s undisputed champion.
She KO’ed Charmaine Tweet by way of punches and a head kick.
Anderson went 3-3 in the UFC and with her fighting career on pause for the time being, her overall record sits at 11-5 with nine total finishes including six KO/TKOs. Anderson went the distance in just four bouts overall, going 2-2.