UFC Flyweight King Henry Cejudo Replied TJ Dillashaw’s “Fluke” Comment: “If He Wants To Run It Back At 125 We Can”
After the match, Henry Cejudo said he was interested in another meeting with TJ Dillashaw but only if the two fight for UFC Bantamweight belt.
A few days ago, TJ Dillashaw appeared in the episode of Joe Rogan’s podcast and confessed he had a very hard time dealing with the controversial loss. Dillashaw also promised he’d fight Henry in any weight class and called his win “a fluke”.
Henry Cejudo finally replied to TJ Dillashaw. For Cejudo, “a fluke” is a compliment because TJ finally confesses the defeat actually happened! (h/t MMAJunkie.com)
“(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.”
It seems Henry Cejudo reconsiders giving TJ Dillashaw a rematch in UFC Flyweight division.
“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.”
The current 125-pound king also says he doesn’t mind controversy because it creates a great story line for their second meeting. “The Messenger” is also interested in winning Bantamweight belt and maintaining a two-division title reign in 2019.
“If I go up it would have to be a title shot immediately,” Henry Cejudo said. “I’ve got a belt at 125 and I can’t be fighting some No. 2 or 3 guy, with all due respect. I think there’s a lot of fights for me. I’m a chameleon. I fill into 135 very well too. I think I’ll be bigger than all of them. The size that I use and how I feel. At 125 there’s nobody in the world that can match my strength. Marlon Moraes, all those guys are on my hit-list too. I would love to fight those guys.”
“I think taking out T.J., sometime in July or August. Taking that belt and then fighting possibly in December and to be, being the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Beating T.J. I would be the only guy with two belts, an Olympic gold medal. You would be crazy not calling me the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Just taking heads. Putting heads on a spike.”
Do you believe Cejudo’s win over TJ Dillashaw was “a fluke”?