TJ Dillashaw Says UFC Working On In Organizing A Fight Between Him And Henry Cejudo
Tj Dillashaw who knocked-out Cody Garbrandt for the second time in the main headliner of UFC 227 and as soon Henry Cejudo made a historic win by earning a flyweight title after defeating the most dominant champion Demetrious Johnson in the co-main event the talks of a super fight between them surfaced.
With many started to feels Cejudo should pump the break on this potential super fight and give Johnson an immediate rematch, on that ‘Mighty Mouse’ has no problem if Cejudo is moving up and looking an opportunity to become a double champion.
In fact, after their respective wins at UFC 227, both Dillashaw, Cejudo were making social media rounds and exchanging jabs on TMZ newsroom.
Dillashaw appeared on the recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience MMA Show, where bantamweight champion revealed that the discussion of a potential super fight between him and Cejudo is underway.
“There’s been nothing serious,” Dillashaw said on the “JRE MMA Show” podcast (via MMA Junkie). “There’s been hints, and we did a media tour together, and they put us on camera together and had us talk (expletive) to each other. They didn’t say that. Everything we do is real, but it’s like, ‘Oh, (expletive), this is what you guys want? If you think you can beat me then (expletive) you, man. Let’s do this (expletive).’”
Cejudo who’s more than willing to move up in the weight division and fight for the bantamweight title, but Dillashaw wants to drop down to 125-pound so he can accomplish a goal of becoming a two-division champion.
“I don’t want no excuses that I’m the bigger man,” Dillashaw said. “’25, especially with the coach I have now, Sam Calavitta. I was told I was going to fight Demetrious Johnson the summer before I fought Cody (Garbrandt) the first time. Within three weeks time I got down to 140 pounds.”
Dillashaw believes he’s a better athlete and facing a former Olympic gold medalist Cejudo will add positive impression to his resume.
“The Henry Cejudo thing also entertains me so much because he’s a (Olympic) gold medalist,” Dillashaw said. “He wants to claim himself so much that he’s the greatest combat sports athlete ever. ‘I’m a UFC champion, I’m a gold medalist.’ I’ll go out there and beat you in wrestling,’ he said.
“MMA wrestling is completely different. I’m the better athlete. I can beat him anywhere watching him fight. That’s why I’m very excited about it. It’s the greatest thing for my name right now, and it excites me a lot,” he concluded.
UFC currently has two PPV events coming by this year, UFC 230 in November and UFC 231 in December, if this fight materializes they could take a headliner spot for either card.