Dillashaw Wants Cejudo Next
Prior to facing Cody Garbrandt at UFC 227, T.J. Dillashaw was aiming for a fight with former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. Now, with Dillashaw trouncing Garbrandt, and Henry Cejudo taking the flyweight title from Johnson, it seems the flyweight title is still what Dillsahaw covets.
As a guest on The Joe Rogan Experience MMA Show, Dillashaw revealed he wants Cejudo, next.
“The Henry Cejudo thing entertains me so much because he’s a gold medalist,” Dillashaw told Rogan. “He wants to claim himself as the greatest combat athlete ever. ‘I’m a UFC champion, I’m a gold medalist!’ I’ll go out there and beat you in wrestling. MMA wrestling is completely different. I’m the better athlete. I can beat him anywhere, I know I can, watching him fight. That’s why I’m very excited about it. I think it’s the greatest thing for my name right now.”
Dillashaw says he believes the UFC is interested in making it happen while Johnson recovers from an injury suffered at UFC 227.
“There’s been nothing serious but there’s been hints and we did our media tour together and they put us on camera together and had us talk s**t to each other,” Dillashaw said. “They didn’t say that because everything is real but it’s like, ‘ Oh s**t, this is what you guys want! Okay, you really think you can beat me? Then f**k you man, let’s do this s**t!’”
“He told me face to face he’s willing to do it at 125. That’s what he first said after the fight. He wanted the superfight, so he said he’d come up to 135. I said, ‘If we’re doing this, I’m coming down to 125’ and he said he had no problem with that.”
Initial Report: MMA Fighting