At UFC Fight Night 143, TJ Dillashaw was looking to become the next champ-champ in the UFC. Standing in his way was reigning, defending flyweight champion, Henry Cejudo.
Dillashaw was going down in weight to take on Cejudo, in which many believed Dillashaw was going to beat Cejudo. However, the Olympic Gold Medalist dropped Dillashaw early and won the fight by TKO in just 32 seconds. Although the fight went down as a win, many believe the fight was stopped too early. With that, Dillashaw is clamoring for a rematch at flyweight, while Cejudo wants it at bantamweight so he has the chance to be the champ-champ.
Well, Cejudo is now welcoming the challenge of Dillashaw coming back down to flyweight for the belt.
“If T.J. wants to run it back at 125 we can,” Cejudo told MMAjunkie. “If he still feels like he can beat me at ’25, let’s just run it again. To go to ’35 would be for the legacy, but I’m not opposed to him coming down to ’25 again. I’m not opposed to it.”
On top of Cejudo beating Dillashaw early, Dillashaw is still calling the win a fluke. He doesn’t think it counts as a real win given he never really won because the ref stopped the fight way too early. Well, for Cejudo he doesn’t care if Dillashaw thinks the win was a fluke.
“(Him call it a fluke is) actually kind of a compliment,” Cejudo said. “Now he’s saying that it really did happen. If you say it’s a fluke, it’s something that wasn’t supposed to happen but it happened. It’s OK. It just lets you know how he’s feeling. It’s who he is. I’m a sore loser, too. I don’t say it in the public. He’s just revealing it more to the public and that’s who he is. I don’t take offense to it, I really don’t.
“(The stoppage was) not my decision. It’s not my job. I was going to hurt him regardless. It wasn’t going to make it past that minute, I promise you. I’d put my house on it, I would put everything I own on it because he was hurt.”
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