TJ Dillashaw Wants To Become The First UFC Triple Champ, Aims 145-Pound Fight Versus Max Holloway After Henry Cejudo At 125
The year 2018 will be remembered for the greatest number of two-division champions in the history of UFC. Daniel Cormier achieved double champ status by defeating Stipe Miocic back in July. Amanda Nunes did the same thing at UFC 232 when she KOd Cris Cyborg.
Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw meets Flyweight king Henry Cejudo at UFC On ESPN+ 1 on Saturday night in Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York. The victory over “Messenger” would provide him a champ-champ status, but “Viper” is interested in going one step further.
Actually, TJ Dillashaw wants to fight Max Holloway next. He dreams of becoming the first triple champion ever! (h/t MMAMania.com)
“Everyone wants me to go to featherweight and fight Max,” TJ Dillashaw said. “I would love to. But look, one step at a time. Let’s run through Cejudo first then Max can be next. [I can] be the first one to ever go for three belts.”
TJ Dillashaw’s coach Duane “Bang” Ludwig thinks moving to Featherweight division would be a tougher challenge than dropping to 125.
“I think that would be more of a challenge to go up in weight than it has been to go down in weight,” Ludwig told MMAjunkie. “T.J. is not a big bantamweight anyway. Going up in weight, that’s when we’ll see more change.
“I assume he would become possibly a little slower, but have more power. But we’ll see what ends up happening if that’s the journey for us. Right now we’re focused on the task at hand.”
What are your thoughts on this? Did Duane Ludwig underestimate the difficulty of TJ’s Flyweight title fight versus Henry Cejudo? Cejudo is known for superb stamina and world-class wrestling, and he is also the guy who dethroned legendary Demetrious Johnson. On the other side, TJ is one of the greatest punchers. Who’ll win this super-fight?