Former flyweight title challenger Henry Cejudo took to Twitter to call out champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and vowed to end Johnson’s title reign. Cejudo called out Johnson for his lack of success as a PPV money fighter and his love for video games.
@MightyMouseUFC 🐀🔨 1)Lowest PPV in UFC history✅ 2)Lowest Title fight gate✅ 3)play video games all day✅ 4)Haven’t fought for 8 months ✅ 5)great fighter but nobody cares to watch him and I will kill the mouse @Mickmaynard2 @danawhite
Cejudo continued his onslaught against Johnson saying that he heard Johnson overplayed his hand in getting a fight against T.J. Dillashaw in August and now Johnson is trying to get back onto the UFC 227 card.
I was being told DJ overplayed his hand, they asked him to fight in August he said no and now he’s trying to get on again because he knows he can’t sell his own PPV and want to make money off others. Fact. #makeyourownmoney https://t.co/QL65Ox9OUp
Johnson, who owns a first-round TKO victory over Cejudo at UFC 197 and the UFC record for most title defenses, responded to Cejudo with a very comical response which included his video games.
@HenryCejudo @Mickmaynard2 @danawhite I clocked all those hours in gaming and still worked you ass!
Cejudo then went on to reveal some plans, although it hasn’t been confirmed by the UFC or anyone. Cejudo said that if Joseph Benavidez defeats Sergio Pettis at UFC 225, there would be an interim title fight between Cejudo and Benavidez to determine who faced Johnson next.
And one more thing that’s being discussed. If benevidez gets a win there will be an interim title fight. Here you go mr @arielhelwani https://t.co/fiLZqbZhlR
Johnson last fought at UFC 216 where he broke the record for most UFC title defenses when he defeated Ray Borg by fifth-round submission, with an impressive flying armbar. Since that victory, Johnson has gone back-and-forth with the UFC about a possible fight with bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw, and also recovering from shoulder surgery.
The Dillashaw and Johnson fight did not get made, and Dillashaw will now rematch Cody Garbrandt at UFC 227 in Los Angeles on August 4.
As of now, there is no word on Cejudo’s next fight, but the flyweight fight between Benavidez and Pettis should get things in order for the flyweight division.