Morning Report: Megan Anderson has not retired, but she says that she’s not going to fight for the moment.


We may have seen the last of Megan Anderson inside the cage but if not, it certainly sounds like it could be a while before we see her compete again.

Anderson is the former Invicta 145-pound champion and one of the few true women’s featherweights that the UFC had on roster. However, Anderson’s most recent fight, a loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 259, was the final bout on her UFC contract and the organization chose not to re-sign the Australian fighter. After announcing her split from the UFC, Anderson said she intended to take some time to heal from injuries before deciding her future, and now it sounds as though she’s made up her mind, saying in an Instagram post that she has no plans to fight again at the moment.

I don’t plan to fight at the moment, and that is what all of you have asked me. While I don’t intend to fight again in the future, at the moment I love everything I do. 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 only 31 years old, and as one of the few big-name fighters in the women’s featherweight division, Anderson would likely have suitors should she wish to return to MMA. In the meantime, Anderson is set to star in The Extraction 2 alongside Chris Hemsworth, a sequel to the Netflix action thriller which was Netflix’s most-watched original film when it debuted in 2020.


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