TJ Dillashaw thinks he was stolen the chance to be the third UFC champ-champ after the referee stopped his fight vs Henry Cejudo via TKO
Considered as his division’s last hope, Cejudo spoiled Dillashaw’s plan to erase the 125-pound class after victoriously defending his title at UFC Brooklyn. In the immediate aftermath, ‘The Messenger’ says he wants to challenge ‘The Viper’ for his belt on their inevitable rematch.
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Cejudo remained silent amid Dillashaw’s continuous innuendos, even questioning him how he could celebrate such a controversial win. Now, the 32-year-old says he’s happy to grant his bitter flyweight challenger a well-deserved rematch, to take on a legacy at 135 or let Dillashaw have another shot at 125.
“If T.J. wants to run it back at 125 we can. 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,” Cejudo told MMAjunkie.
Continuing, Cejudo said Dillashaw turning his thumbs down at the result of their bout doesn’t turn him off. The Los Angeles native said he’d still hurt his rival past that minute if the stoppage wasn’t given at 32 seconds.
“(Him calling it a fluke is) actually kind of a compliment. 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,” Cejudo said via MMAJunkie.
“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 offence 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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“If I go up it would have to be a title shot immediately. 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,” Cejudo continued.
“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 TJ 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 TJ, 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 talking heads. Putting heads on a spike.”
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