Cejudo-Moraes in Twitter War After Dillashaw News

What’s next for the UFC bantamweight division following T.J. Dillashaw’s surrendering of the 135-pound title is unknown, but various fighters are trying to make their claim for a fight for the vacant title.

One fighter in particular who’s out to stake a claim to the division’s title is Henry Cejudo, the current UFC flyweight champion. Cejudo retained his title against Dillashaw a couple of months ago at UFC Brooklyn, and rumors had that a rematch was being planned, only this time Cejudo was to be the one to move up in weight and challenge for Dillashaw’s title.

Now with Dillashaw no longer champion, Cejudo told ESPN’s Ariel Helwani he’ll wait to see what the UFC does next and referred to the bantamweight division as the “Cejudoweight” division.

That name did not sit well with Marlon Moraes, who sits at the top of the flyweight rankings and was slated for a title shot after defeating Raphael Assuncao last month at UFC Fortaleza. Moraes, who shares Ali Abdelaziz as a manager with Cejudo, expressed to Helwani confidence he’ll be selected for the next title fight, while adding advice to Cejudo: “stay in your lane.”

What resulted next was a Twitter exchange between the pairing, taking shots at one another. Cejudo warned that if he could knock out “a PED user,” in 32 seconds, he could take out Moraes and poked fun at his reign as bantamweight champion in World Series of Fighting (WSOF, now the PFL). Meanwhile, Moraes advised Cejudo to “stay humble” and warning the flyweight champ he’ll strike out worse than he did with WWE’s Nikki Bella, Cejudo’s celebrity crush.

Original Story: MMAJunkie

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