UFC Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo Gives His Take on TJ Dillashaw’s Failed Drug Test
MMA world got to notice the name of Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo last year when he shocked the world after scoring a split decision win over then 125-pound kingpin Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and then earlier this year “The Messenger” picked up a 32-second TKO win after dethroning a bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw.
Last week Dillashaw forfeit his 135-pound title following an “adverse finding” by (USADA) in one of his drug test related to Henry Cejudo fight.
After acknowledging TJ’s failed test, Cejudo offered thoughtful words to Dillashaw. In a recent interview on Aerial Helwani’s MMA show, Cejudo said he was unaware of Dillashaw’s doping violation like anyone else. (h/t MMAMania)
”I know exactly what the public knows,” Cejudo told Helwani. “I don’t know anything, if not I’d spill the beans. I can’t keep secrets. I just can’t. And the other thing that kind of bugged me with the UFC, I got a call from USADA, I didn’t even talk to any of the UFC officials. So I’m kinda like woah, I think everyone sees that I beat him in 32 seconds. But they don’t see the fact that this is a problem. Like, if someone ends up dying in the Octagon one of these days, our sport’s gonna get – they’re gonna ban it for good. They’re gonna take that one shot.”
Henry also claimed that if Dillashaw’s doping violations are true then he’d never fight TJ again.
”With this whole TJ thing, it made me sad, if it’s all true,” he said. “You feel sad then you go to feeling mad, like wait, what if he’d beat you up like Brock did with Mark Hunt? Sometimes these things cross your head because this ain’t baseball, man. If it all comes out to be true, I would never feel comfortable fighting someone like that again. I hope it was an accident, I hope something happened. But if it’s true, I truly feel bad for the man. I really do. And I just would never fight him again. I don’t care for whatever amount of money, I would never fight him again.”
According to ESPN, UFC head honcho planning to book Henry Cejudo against surging bantamweight contender Marlon Moraes for UFC’s interim 135-pound title later this year.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) March 24, 2019
What do you make of Henry Cejudo’s claim that he’d never fight Dillashaw again if a doping allegations against him are true?