The recent Formiga cut reminded me of what could have been with the division if the UFC brass actually cared about it. - DJ traded after losing a split decision for the title after a record-breaking reign — denying fans a Cejudo trilogy bout in the process. - Cejudo given a title shot at 135 after a single title defence. - Horiguchi allowed to fight out his contract and leave on a 3-fight win streak with a 7-1 UFC record and his only loss to DJ. - McCall cut after losing to an overweight Lineker, despite winning two prior fights and only losing to Joe B and DJ otherwise. - Bagautinov leaves the UFC with a 4-3 record after a loss to Horiguchi. - Formiga cut after losing to two fighters currently tied at #1 in the rankings and the #4 soon-to-be title challenger, despite holding a relatively recent win over the current champion. - Dodson cut after a loss to Merab at 135, when rumours of/calls for a 125 return began to pick up steam. - Moraga cut after losing to the current champion, which ended a 3-fight win streak. - Pettis leaves the UFC on a win over Nam for Bellator. - Bibulatov cut after going 0-2 in the UFC despite a 14-2 overall record (17-2 now with three straight KO’s), both fights against ranked opponents and the final fight being a split decision. Demetrious Johnson Henry Cejudo Cody Garbrandt Joseph Benavidez Deiveson Figueiredo Kyoji Horiguchi John Dodson Sergio Pettis Brandon Moreno Askar Askarov Alex Perez Jussier Formiga Brandon Royval Alexandre Pantoja Kai Kara-France Ali Bagautinov Ian McCall Manel Kape Tyson Nam John Moraga Magomed Bibulatov Even just a few of the fighters mentioned would boost 125 in a big way — five to seven would put it up there with 135 and 145 in terms of depth. TL;DR — ‘Flyweights don’t sell’ was a self-fulfilling prophecy that didn’t need to be.