One rumored showdown that has been talked about for a while in the UFC is a fight between UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson and UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw.
During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Henry Cejudo, a former title challenger to Johnson, says Johnson should be a clear favorite for the fight — so long as it’s fought at 125 pounds. Cejudo credits Johnson’s ability as the top pound-for-pound fighter, and while Dillashaw is also one of the overall best in the world, he’s unsure how Dillashaw’s body would respond to a weight cut greater than his normal one.
Dillashaw has never fought below 135 pounds in his career.
“I have Demetrious by a landslide, to be honest with you,” Cejudo said. “I think Demetrious’ speed, he’s intelligent, nothing to take away from T.J. I’ve said it before, I think it’s just a weight issue. I think it’s T.J. getting down those extra 10 pounds and how he recovers the next day. I think that’s the biggest factor in that fight.”
However, Cejudo adds, if the fight is contested at bantamweight, things could change greatly.
“I’ve talked to a lot of MMA guys that have gone down in weight class who are like, ‘I know what you’re talking about here,'” he said. “Making that extra 10 pounds is a big difference. Now, T.J. at 135 is a different game for Demetrious.”
Original Story: MMA Fighting