Ludwig Wants Dillashaw At Flyweight
Following T.J. Dillashaw’s win at UFC 227, Duane Ludwig feels like its time for his fighter to drop down to flyweight.
The current UFC bantamweight titleholder was looking to drop down for a fight with Demetrious Johnson, but due to an injury, it would end up being Dillashaw in a rematch against Garbrandt, and Johnson taking on Henry Cejudo.
Dillashaw would drop his rival in the first round, while Johnson would lose his title to Cejudo via split decision. Even thought Cejudo may not have the same appeal as Johnson, Ludwig wants Dillashaw to make the move.
“I would like to see T.J. drop down to 25 and take that title and then go back up to 35,” Ludwig said. “I think if you want to look at the division, statistically speaking, [Dominick] Cruz should fight Moraes and then that winner should fight T.J. after T.J. claims the 125-pound belt. As far as following an honest approach to have some respect for the belt and the rankings and how everything is set up.”
Ludwig claims that Dillashaw’s best option is to move down to flyweight instead of featherweight, because its closer to his natural weight.
Conversely, Cejudo wants to move up to 135 pounds to face Dillashaw, which could create an issue in regards to getting the fight done. Another issue could be a potential fight against
Ludwig said that Dillashaw is not a very big bantamweight, so it would make more sense for him to move down to flyweight than up to featherweight. The goal is to collect belts and upgrade his all-time great status.
“Now the UFC is owned by an entertainment company, so it’s about whoever puts you in the seats,” “Bang” said. “So, in that instance it’s T.J. and Cruz. The money fight is T.J. and Cruz.”
“He just has so many ways to finish the fight… A lot of people say that, but they’re not on T.J.’s level. He’s literally at another level of martial arts. His martial arts skillset is the highest any human as ever had — ever.”
“That’s what he is. He is the man. He is the current, modern-day, real-life Bruce Lee.”
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