Ok after this fight falling through wit Valentina at the weekend I feel like this is a legitimate question. Im willing to give everyone one but this is the second fight she has had to pull out of in a row for who's know why I do hope she has a speedy recovery.
Lets look at some of the problems
- Hasn't Fought Since December - The formula seems to be the bigger a star you are the more time you can have off. Well any time off for a champion in a totally new division is counter productive but over half a year is too long for a new champion & division.
- Legitimacy of Title Reign - Its hard to look upon Nicco as a legitimate champ when we have no idea how she will do against the rest of the division. Its one of the reasons I hated the thought of awarding a title on TUF because most hardcore's know that those aren't the best Flyweights in the world.
- Level Of Competition - The simple fact is the only professional fight of any note Nicco has won is against Roxanne Modafferi who with respect isn't tip of the spear level completion
- Division Stagnation - If Nicco doesn't defend the belt and win or lose then the division can't really get going. You're going to end up with a backlog of challengers or challengers fighting each other when they should really be moving on to the champ.