TJ Dillashaw Trashes UFC’s Superfight Plans

Superfights are all the rage these days in MMA. It looks like we may get another one, but TJ Dillashaw won’t let the UFC or Henry Cejudo dictate the terms. UFC President Dana White has stated on multiple occasions that a champion vs champion match between Dillashaw and Cejudo should be contested at bantamweight. However, […]

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Superfights are all the rage these days in MMA. It looks like we may get another one, but TJ Dillashaw won’t let the UFC or Henry Cejudo dictate the terms.

UFC President Dana White has stated on multiple occasions that a champion vs champion match between Dillashaw and Cejudo should be contested at bantamweight. However, the former Team Alpha Male fighter is adamant that the fight takes place in the flyweight division.

“Who is Henry Cejudo to have the street cred?” Dillashaw told MMAjunkie.“I’ve been the one flirting with the idea of going down to 125 to fight a guy that was scared to fight me the entire time, a guy (Cejudo) beat.

“He beat a guy that was scared of me, and now he wants to come up and challenge me? It’s a little ridiculous if the UFC wants to get behind him.”

Before capturing the bantamweight title for the second time, Dillashaw was lobbying for a title shot against now-former flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. However, the bout never came to fruition and now “Killashaw” finds himself in an interesting position. Regardless of the opponent.

 “No matter what, he comes to my weight class, or I go to his, I’ll whoop his ass,” Dillashaw (16-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) said of Cejudo (13-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC). “But who’s got the credit to go down? I’m the No. 3 pound-for-pound fighter right now. I should make the decision.”

TJ’s Call

Dillashaw has never competed at 125 pounds in his professional career. But he did get down to 140 pounds when the “Mighty Mouse” fight was being discussed. The fight eventually fell through.

As for the former Olympic gold medalist, Cejudo had trouble making the flyweight limit early in his MMA career. But a move up to bantamweight for his UFC debut seemed to help Cejudo adjust. Since moving back down to 125 pounds he hasn’t had any weight issues.

Dillashaw believes Cejudo is the same size as he is. He doesn’t want any excuses when he beats him, either, so he wants the fight to be at 125:

 “I’ll be boisterous,” he said. “I’m the one that’s a professional, I’m the one that can cut the weight. I’m not a big 135-er. I walk around under 150 (pounds) right now.

“I guarantee you Cejudo is just as big as me right now, I don’t want the excuse of me beating Cejudo’s ass and (him saying), ‘Oh, it’s because he’s bigger than me. (Expletive) that. I’m not. I’ll be at 125. There’s no excuses.”

For his own division, Dillashaw has some ideas there too. He thinks the UFC should book a title eliminator between ex-champ Dominick Cruz and Marlon Moraes.

 “As soon as they fight and win,” he said. “Dominick hasn’t fought in two years. Go beat Moraes, and then we’ll talk. Same with Moraes; Moraes lost to (Raphael) Assuncao. Come back, get that win, and prove yourself. Then I’ll (expletive) you guys up.”

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Bas Rutten Would “Love” to See T.J. Dillashaw vs. Henry Cejudo

Bas Rutten would be glued to his television if T.J. Dillashaw vs. Henry Cejudo comes to fruition. There has been a lot of talk surrounding a potential champion vs. champion bout between Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight title holder Dil…

Bas Rutten would be glued to his television if T.J. Dillashaw vs. Henry Cejudo comes to fruition. There has been a lot of talk surrounding a potential champion vs. champion bout between Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight title holder Dillashaw and flyweight champion Cejudo. Both men did media rounds teasing the fight and have expressed […]

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Video: Henry Cejudo Is Reunited With UFC Flyweight Title

Newly crowned champion Henry Cejudo has been reunited with his flyweight title.

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Newly-crowned champion Henry Cejudo has been reunited with his UFC flyweight title.

Cejudo shocked the world when he defeated the only champion the UFC flyweight division has ever known. Shortly after Cejudo beat Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson to become the new flyweight king, he jumped on a plane and headed for Russia.

The new champ wasn’t going to party it up in mother Russia. To the contrary, the UFC had a number of festivities planned for the entire week-long promotional machine known as UFC Moscow. Unfortunately, Cejudo lost his luggage in transit and with it, his UFC flyweight title.

Perhaps the most insane part of the story is that this isn’t the first time Cejudo has lost something priceless. He lost his Olympic gold medal while escaping the California wildfires a year back:

“Unfortunately, my belt is in my luggage,” Cejudo told reporters in Moscow. “So now, on top of my gold medal, now it’s my belt. I don’t know what it is about gold. I can’t keep it.”

“Let’s be honest, material comes and goes,” he added. “It’s the memories, it’s the legacy that comes with being a champion. I’m going to get a gold medal back. I’m going to get a belt back. But it’s the memories that come with that that makes it special.”

Cejudo didn’t seem too shaken up about losing his newly acquired championship belt. Maybe “The Messenger” knew everything would work out in the end.

Cejudo announced today (Sept. 18 2018) via his Instagram account that he has been reunited with his flyweight title and all is now good.

Watch Henry Cejudo and his flyweight title reunite here:

“Don’t you ever leave me again,” Henry Cejudo says to the title in the video.

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Henry Cejudo Gets His UFC Flyweight Belt Back

Henry Cejudo gets back his flyweight gold after an airport flub. Cejudo was a guest fighter in attendance for UFC Moscow. The flyweight champion has attended many fights live, but he’s enjoying things a bit more now that he’s holding gold. …

Henry Cejudo gets back his flyweight gold after an airport flub. Cejudo was a guest fighter in attendance for UFC Moscow. The flyweight champion has attended many fights live, but he’s enjoying things a bit more now that he’s holding gold. The problem is, his luggage got lost and he was suddenly without his hardware […]

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Henry Cejudo Loses His UFC Flyweight Title

Henry Cejudo loses his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight title thanks to misplaced luggage. Cejudo may have won the 125-pound gold last month, but it has already gone missing. Cejudo traveled to Russia to attend UFC Moscow this past Saturd…

Henry Cejudo loses his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight title thanks to misplaced luggage. Cejudo may have won the 125-pound gold last month, but it has already gone missing. Cejudo traveled to Russia to attend UFC Moscow this past Saturday (Sept. 15). His luggage didn’t make it to Moscow. The UFC helped him replace his […]

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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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