Ali Abdelaziz Says He Can’t Bear To Watch Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes

In the main event of UFC 238, flyweight champion, Henry Cejudo is moving up in weight to take on top bantamweight contender, Marlon Moraes for the vacant bantamweight title. Although both fighters are managed by Ali Abdelaziz, the manager will not be a…

In the main event of UFC 238, flyweight champion, Henry Cejudo is moving up in weight to take on top bantamweight contender, Marlon Moraes for the vacant bantamweight title. Although both fighters are managed by Ali Abdelaziz, the manager will not be at UFC 238. “I’m going to be home eating popcorn, watching these two […]

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Demetrious Johnson Assesses Henry Cejudo’s Job As UFC Champion

Former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson recently offered his assessment of how Henry Cejudo as champion. Although he currently fights for ONE Championship, Johnson will always be tied to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and for good reason. “Mighty Mouse” was the first-ever UFC flyweight champion. He defended that title an unheard of 11 times. […]

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Former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson recently offered his assessment of how Henry Cejudo as champion.

Although he currently fights for ONE Championship, Johnson will always be tied to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and for good reason.

“Mighty Mouse” was the first-ever UFC flyweight champion. He defended that title an unheard of 11 times. He nearly made it 12 as well. However, Cejudo took home the split decision at UFC 227 last August.

Despite the loss, Johnson holds no ill will towards “The Messenger.” As a matter of fact, quite the opposite holds true.

“I think the division is doing great, [and] I think Henry Cejudo is doing a great job,” Johnson told Sherdog.com. “I think the division is in a great spot.”

Take Your Shot When You Can

While Cejudo is attempting to become a double champ at UFC 238 when he takes on Marlon Moraes for the vacated bantamweight title, the rest of the 125-pound fighters are stuck in a holding pattern as their champion creates a logjam.

Johnson doesn’t fault Cejudo for taking his shot. Considering the short amount of time a fighter has to make money, he says you have to take every opportunity you get.

“At the end of the day, the athlete’s got to make as much money as possible,” Johnson said. “I’ve been there before. I’ve been defending champion 11 consecutive times, but I still wasn’t getting the pay I wanted. Maybe if I had went up and fought at bantamweight — [and been] a dual-weight champion –maybe I would have had more say [in what he earned], so that’s probably what Henry Cejudo’s thinking.”

“You can’t tell an athlete what’s best for his career, because he knows,” he added. “He knows what he’s [getting paid] and he knows where his heart lies. It’s a very short amount of time he has in his career, and he wants to make the best of it.”

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Marlon Moraes to Flyweights: I Am Your Savior

The main event of UFC 238 will feature the crowning of a new bantamweight champion when #1-ranked Marlon Moraes takes on reigning flyweight champion Henry Cejudo. There were concerns that the flyweight division would fade away had Henry Cejudo lost tha…

The main event of UFC 238 will feature the crowning of a new bantamweight champion when #1-ranked Marlon Moraes takes on reigning flyweight champion Henry Cejudo. There were concerns that the flyweight division would fade away had Henry Cejudo lost that title to T.J. Dillashaw at UFC on ESPN+ 1, but that crisis was seemingly […]

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Marlon Moraes to Flyweights: I Am Your Savior

The main event of UFC 238 will feature the crowning of a new bantamweight champion when #1-ranked Marlon Moraes takes on reigning flyweight champion Henry Cejudo. There were concerns that the flyweight division would fade away had Henry Cejudo lost tha…

The main event of UFC 238 will feature the crowning of a new bantamweight champion when #1-ranked Marlon Moraes takes on reigning flyweight champion Henry Cejudo. There were concerns that the flyweight division would fade away had Henry Cejudo lost that title to T.J. Dillashaw at UFC on ESPN+ 1, but that crisis was seemingly […]

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Henry Cejudo: Marlon Moraes More Dangerous than Dillashaw

Henry Cejudo is currently scheduled to fight Marlon Moraes for the vacant UFC bantamweight championship as the headliner of UFC 238, but one thing that is fresh on Cejudo’s and many MMA fans’ minds is Cejudo’s last performance, where he defeated …

Henry Cejudo is currently scheduled to fight Marlon Moraes for the vacant UFC bantamweight championship as the headliner of UFC 238, but one thing that is fresh on Cejudo’s and many MMA fans’ minds is Cejudo’s last performance, where he defeated T.J. Dillashaw by first-round TKO. That victory put Henry Cejudo in line to challenge […]

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