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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Demetrious Johnson Suspended Indefinitely Due To Injury

It’s unlikely we see Demetrious Johnson back in the cage this year.

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We already saw Demetrious Johnson suspended.

Now, the former UFC flyweight champ is on the sidelines due to a mandate from the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).

Johnson was defeated for the first time in his 125-pound mixed martial arts (MMA) career at UFC 227 earlier this month. Henry Cejudo made history when he bested “Mighty Mouse” via split decision.

Johnson suffered a string of injuries during the fight. One of those injuries was to his knee. As a result, Johnson will now require medical clearance to be removed from the ABC database which tracks medical suspensions.

Initially, a mandatory minimum suspension of seven days was given to Johnson. Johnson will instead be suspended indefinitely. CSAC executive director Andy Foster told MMA Junkie the news this week.

The former flyweight champ said he injured his lateral collateral ligament (LCL) and broke his foot in the loss to Cejudo. Johnson did tear his LCL but did not break his foot.

Johnson had this to say about his injuries in a recent interview on “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show”:

“Typically (a) Grade 3 (tear), you need surgery,” Johnson said. “Grade 2 is six weeks off and rehab. It’s feeling like a Grade 2 because I’ve had a tear in my left LCL before.”

Johnson’s seven-year undefeated streak ended with Cejudo’s defeat. That loss also broke a record title run. Johnson clearly deserves an immediate title rematch with the Olympic gold medalist due to his record title reign.

Due to Johnson’s injury and Cejudo’s desire for a super fight with TJ Dillashaw, what’s next for “Mighty Mouse” remains to be seen.

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Demetrious Johnson Provides Update on UFC 227 Injuries

Demetrious Johnson spoke Monday in his first interview since losing the flyweight championship to Henry Cejudo at UFC 227. And while the update could be direr, unfortunately, it seems the former champion may be sidelined for some time: “There’s no brok…

Demetrious Johnson spoke Monday in his first interview since losing the flyweight championship to Henry Cejudo at UFC 227. And while the update could be direr, unfortunately, it seems the former champion may be sidelined for some time: “There’s no broken bones but there’s still a little swelling,” Johnson told Ariel Helwani Monday. “I got […]

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Video: TJ Dillashaw Stares Down Henry Cejudo, Prompting Speculation

Could TJ Dillashaw vs. Henry Cejudo actually be happening?

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If you thought you’d soon see a video where TJ Dillashaw stares down Henry Cejudo, you were correct.

Newly-crowned flyweight champion Cejudo called out Dillashaw after beating Demetrious Johnson at August 4’s UFC 227. “Mighty Mouse” was long rumored to be involved with that fight.

Johnson is believed to be the most deserving former champion for an immediate championship rematch. His 11 consecutive title defenses set a UFC record. Injuries have meanwhile sidelined the all-time great, leading to speculation that Dillashaw vs. Cejudo will actually happen.

The fighters squared off on a recent episode of Extra TV:

As a result, this super fight between the two lower-weight champions could be happening very soon. The UFC loves their ‘super fights’ in the current ‘entertainment’ era. Neither man has a clear-cut challenger that would see, either, so above all, the promotion needs a decent fight to promote.

Cejudo wants to move up to bantamweight, yet it seems like Dillashaw wants to cut down to 125 pounds:

“Be careful what you ask for, brother. I’m takin’ that belt from you.”

The bantamweight champ asserted his confidence he would destroy the flyweight king:

“Always. Absolutely. I’d run through him. I’m taking that belt right off his shoulder. I’ll come over to your house and take it.”

Cejudo insisted he had more gold than Dillashaw after winning an Olympic title and a UFC belt, yet “The Viper” only had one approach in mind:

“How would I approach it? I’d knock him out.”

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Video: TJ Dillashaw Stares Down Henry Cejudo, Prompting Speculation

Could TJ Dillashaw vs. Henry Cejudo actually be happening?

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If you thought you’d soon see a video where TJ Dillashaw stares down Henry Cejudo, you were correct.

Newly-crowned flyweight champion Cejudo called out Dillashaw after beating Demetrious Johnson at August 4’s UFC 227. “Mighty Mouse” was long rumored to be involved with that fight.

Johnson is believed to be the most deserving former champion for an immediate championship rematch. His 11 consecutive title defenses set a UFC record. Injuries have meanwhile sidelined the all-time great, leading to speculation that Dillashaw vs. Cejudo will actually happen.

The fighters squared off on a recent episode of Extra TV:

As a result, this super fight between the two lower-weight champions could be happening very soon. The UFC loves their ‘super fights’ in the current ‘entertainment’ era. Neither man has a clear-cut challenger that would see, either, so above all, the promotion needs a decent fight to promote.

Cejudo wants to move up to bantamweight, yet it seems like Dillashaw wants to cut down to 125 pounds:

“Be careful what you ask for, brother. I’m takin’ that belt from you.”

The bantamweight champ asserted his confidence he would destroy the flyweight king:

“Always. Absolutely. I’d run through him. I’m taking that belt right off his shoulder. I’ll come over to your house and take it.”

Cejudo insisted he had more gold than Dillashaw after winning an Olympic title and a UFC belt, yet “The Viper” only had one approach in mind:

“How would I approach it? I’d knock him out.”

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