Dillashaw: “Cejudo Is Not Dangerous”
T.J. Dillashaw has been more than confident as he moves down to flyweight against Henry Cejudo for the UFC flyweight title at UFC on ESPN + 1.
“He’s gotten a lot better,” Dillashaw said of Cejudo. “I was impressed with his growth. But he’s not like a dangerous fighter, he’s a little more of a boring fighter. But he’s smart, right? I think that’s where I’m going to pick him apart is that I’m going to be able to put it all together.”
After stopping Cody Garbrandt twice for the UFC bantamweight title, Dillashaw claims he’ll be able to finish Cejudo before the five round fight is over.
“I can’t tell you exactly which way I’m going to finish him, but my pressure is going to be too much,” Dillashaw said. “I’m too well-rounded that I can take the fight anywhere, and he’s going to want to fold. He doesn’t have that competitive edge that I have.”
Dillashaw had been chasing at the flyweight title for some time, primarily focused on former champion Demetrious Johnson, who lost to Cejudo.
“I was chasing [Johnson] down, he had that No. 1 pound-for-pound spot,” Dillashaw said. “So that meant maybe just a little bit more. But Cejudo is a great athlete, he went out there with a great plan. I’m not too sure that I can say that he won that one decisively over Demetrious, but he showed some great improvements. Really its just me being dominant over everyone I fight and it’s going to be exciting but I was chasing Demetrious, yes.”