While I am a fervent MMA fan, I do not browse through the UFC website every day looking for oddities in the site’s layout. Fortunately for us, the geeks at MMA on Tap do, and they noticed that for about half a day on July 9th the UFC website had Bantamweight and Featherweight divisions listed on their title holders page. Hmm, what the fuck is up with that?
I don’t consider myself to be a tinfoil hat kinda guy (except when it comes to Tony Fryklund), but it does seem curious that these things popped up on the UFC’s site. On the other hand, the WEC and UFC websites are built on the same core, and currently the WEC site doesn’t have a title holders page. So if the WEC site gets updated in the next few days with a Title Holders page, I think that will solve this mystery: someone was testing the new page on the UFC site before bringing it live.
When you think about it, that really does make a lot more sense than the UFC adding two new weight classes when they’re still busy developing their own lightweight division and the WEC’s lower weight divisions.