The Octagon door isn't opening for female flyweights just yet.
Shortly after the UFC announced that the 26th season of "The Ultimate Fighter" would serve to introduce a women's 125-pound division to the promotion, company president Dana White said the addition of the weight class has not been finalized and the news was released by mistake, according to Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports.
Tryout information for TUF 26 can still be found on the UFC's website, but the headline was removed from the homepage.
While it's unlikely the UFC cancels plans for the division altogether, this is another bump in the road for several women on the roster who have been asking for a division between the strawweight and bantamweight classes to make it easier to cut weight or face opponents closer to their size.
In June, Valerie Letourneau met Joanne Calderwood in a one-off 125-pound bout that Calderwood won by TKO. Since then, Letourneau left the UFC to join Bellator's flyweight division, while Calderwood has been unable to get a fight booked.