Henry Cejudo: I Deserve TJ Dillashaw Fight

Henry Cejudo has made no secret of whom he would like to compete against in his first bout as flyweight champion, that of course being bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw. Cejudo has recently stated that the bout is close to getting done, and speaking…

Henry Cejudo has made no secret of whom he would like to compete against in his first bout as flyweight champion, that of course being bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw. Cejudo has recently stated that the bout is close to getting done, and speaking to reporters in a scrum backstage at UFC 136, Cejudo reiterated the […]

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Bantamweight Champ T.J. Dillashaw Hints Of Potential Super Fight

T.J. Dillashaw hints of a potential super fight.

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It looks like the champion-vs.-champion fight between T.J. Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo is going to happen.

A potential super fight between Dillashaw and Cejudo has been rumored since both fighters won their title fights at UFC 227. Dillashaw successfully defended his title on said night and Cejudo shocked the world as he knocked off the longest reigning UFC champion in history Demetrious Johnson.

According to Dillashaw who appeared on the Joe Rogan MMA podcast, the UFC is strongly considering booking the champion vs. champion fight for a yet to be determined card later this year.

“There’s been nothing serious,” Dillashaw said. “There’s been hints, and we did a media tour together, and they put us on camera together and had us talk (expletive) to each other. They didn’t say that. Everything we do is real, but it’s like, ‘Oh, (expletive), this is what you guys want? If you think you can beat me then (expletive) you, man. Let’s do this (expletive).’”

Dillashaw eluded to the one potential sticking point on putting the fight together. That is what weight the fight will take place at. Both men can undoubtedly compete at either flyweight or bantamweight. However, only one man can challenge for a title.

Ideally, Dillashaw would like to move down and challenge Cejudo at 125 pounds. According to Dillashaw, that’s just fine with Cejudo.

“I don’t want no excuses that I’m the bigger man,” Dillashaw said. “’25, especially with the coach I have now, Sam Calavitta. I was told I was going to fight Demetrious Johnson the summer before I fought Cody (Garbrandt) the first time. Within three weeks time I got down to 140 pounds.”

The ultra-competitive Dillashaw will have much more on the line if these two meet than gold. He relishes the opportunity to become the UFC’s third simultaneous two-division champion alongside Daniel Cormier and Conor McGregor. And the two-time bantamweight champ wants to prove that his wrestling is on par with the Olimpic Gold medalist Cejudo.

“The Henry Cejudo thing also entertains me so much because he’s a (Olympic) gold medalist,” Dillashaw said. “He wants to claim himself so much that he’s the greatest combat sports athlete ever. ‘I’m a UFC champion, I’m a gold medalist.’ I’ll go out there and beat you in wrestling. MMA wrestling is completely different. I’m the better athlete. I can beat him anywhere watching him fight. That’s why I’m very excited about it. It’s the greatest thing for my name right now, and it excites me a lot.”

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Bantamweight Champ T.J. Dillashaw Hints Of Potential Super Fight

T.J. Dillashaw hints of a potential super fight.

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It looks like the champion-vs.-champion fight between T.J. Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo is going to happen.

A potential super fight between Dillashaw and Cejudo has been rumored since both fighters won their title fights at UFC 227. Dillashaw successfully defended his title on said night and Cejudo shocked the world as he knocked off the longest reigning UFC champion in history Demetrious Johnson.

According to Dillashaw who appeared on the Joe Rogan MMA podcast, the UFC is strongly considering booking the champion vs. champion fight for a yet to be determined card later this year.

“There’s been nothing serious,” Dillashaw said. “There’s been hints, and we did a media tour together, and they put us on camera together and had us talk (expletive) to each other. They didn’t say that. Everything we do is real, but it’s like, ‘Oh, (expletive), this is what you guys want? If you think you can beat me then (expletive) you, man. Let’s do this (expletive).’”

Dillashaw eluded to the one potential sticking point on putting the fight together. That is what weight the fight will take place at. Both men can undoubtedly compete at either flyweight or bantamweight. However, only one man can challenge for a title.

Ideally, Dillashaw would like to move down and challenge Cejudo at 125 pounds. According to Dillashaw, that’s just fine with Cejudo.

“I don’t want no excuses that I’m the bigger man,” Dillashaw said. “’25, especially with the coach I have now, Sam Calavitta. I was told I was going to fight Demetrious Johnson the summer before I fought Cody (Garbrandt) the first time. Within three weeks time I got down to 140 pounds.”

The ultra-competitive Dillashaw will have much more on the line if these two meet than gold. He relishes the opportunity to become the UFC’s third simultaneous two-division champion alongside Daniel Cormier and Conor McGregor. And the two-time bantamweight champ wants to prove that his wrestling is on par with the Olimpic Gold medalist Cejudo.

“The Henry Cejudo thing also entertains me so much because he’s a (Olympic) gold medalist,” Dillashaw said. “He wants to claim himself so much that he’s the greatest combat sports athlete ever. ‘I’m a UFC champion, I’m a gold medalist.’ I’ll go out there and beat you in wrestling. MMA wrestling is completely different. I’m the better athlete. I can beat him anywhere watching him fight. That’s why I’m very excited about it. It’s the greatest thing for my name right now, and it excites me a lot.”

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Deiveson Figueiredo Eyes Fights With Henry Cejudo & Demetrious Johnson

Deiveson Figueiredo eyes bouts with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight title holder Henry Cejudo and Demetrious Johnson. Figueiredo is coming off a second-round TKO victory over former flyweight title challenger John Moraga. Figueiredo exte…

Deiveson Figueiredo eyes bouts with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight title holder Henry Cejudo and Demetrious Johnson. Figueiredo is coming off a second-round TKO victory over former flyweight title challenger John Moraga. Figueiredo extended his professional mixed martial arts record to 15-0. It’s his eighth victory by way of knockout. Figueiredo was the 14th ranked 125-pounder going […]

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Demetrious Johnson Responds To Dillashaw vs. Cejudo Superfight Talk

“Mighty Mouse” gives the okay for TJ Dillashaw vs. Henry Cejudo.

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If Henry Cejudo and TJ Dillashaw want to fight next, that’s okay with Demetrious Johnson.

Johnson was dethroned from the 125-pound throne by Cejudo at UFC 227 earlier this month. The former Olympic gold medalist edged out a split decision win over “Mighty Mouse.” Cejudo subsequently called out the winner of the next fight.

In the evening’s main event, TJ Dillashaw retained his 135-pound title with a first-round knockout over Cody Garbrandt. Dillashaw is open to either defending his title or dropping down to 125 pounds to fight Cejudo.

The pair has been doing a bit of promotional work to try and hype the potential match-up. Some are upset with the potential bout between Dillashaw and Cejudo. It’s common belief that Johnson deserves an immediate rematch after a record-setting streak as champion.

‘Mighty Mouse’ Is At Peace

Should the UFC decide to do the superfight first, however, Johnson told ‘Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show’ he’s okay with that (quotes via BJPenn.com):

“I think it’s good for them,” Johnson said. “If that’s what they want to do, let them do it, you know? I think I read somewhere TJ said when he was weight-cutting he hit 133, so if he wants to do it, have him do it. I don’t think there’s nothing wrong with it at all. Let them do what they wanna do, dawg. That’s them.”

“I’m not worried about because I know I’m gonna be successful wherever I’m at,” he continued. “Whether it’s me not getting a fair shake…at the end of the day, that’s something my management is gonna have to deal with because I don’t talk to the UFC brass because I can’t hold back my emotions, and I keep it real.”

Johnson is currently dealing with a few injuries sustained during his fight with Cejudo. It’s unlikely he’s ready to return before the end of the year.

If that proves to be the case, perhaps Dillashaw and Cejudo could get their superfight in to close out 2018 after all.

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Demetrious Johnson Addresses Potential Dillashaw/Cejudo Superfight

It has been less than two weeks since UFC 227, where Demetrious Johnson lost his flyweight championship to Henry Cejudo, and T.J. Dillashaw retained his bantamweight title against Cody Garbrandt, and now, the winners of the main event and co-main event…

It has been less than two weeks since UFC 227, where Demetrious Johnson lost his flyweight championship to Henry Cejudo, and T.J. Dillashaw retained his bantamweight title against Cody Garbrandt, and now, the winners of the main event and co-main event of the pay per view can’t seem to stop talking about fighting one another. […]

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