Henry Cejudo: I'm Not Opposed To Rematching Dillashaw at 125
By: Nathan Zur Feb 4, 2019
Earlier this month, Henry
Cejudo proved his doubters wrong for a second time in a row by
stopping bantamweight champion T.J Dillashaw in a super-fight for
Cejudo’s flyweight title in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first card on
Dillashaw claimed after the fight that the stoppage was premature
and immediately demanded a rematch at flyweight or even at
bantamweight, his customary weight class.
Now, with consecutive victories over Dillashaw and Demetrious
Johnson, Cejudo appears to hold all of the cards in terms of
his next fight and said in a recent interview with MMA Junkie that he’d be open for a
rematch against Dillshaw at 125 pounds:
“If T.J. wants to run it back at 125 pounds, we can do that,”
Cejudo said. “I thought about it, we can welcome him, too. If he
feels like he can still beat me at ’25, well, let’s run it
The future of the flyweight division has been under a cloud in
recent months with rumors circulating that the UFC were prepared to
cut the division. It seems Cejudo’s win at flyweight over Dillshaw
helped to keep the division afloat for the short term.
Fans of the 125-pound division are hopeful Cejudo remains at
flyweight as they see him as the new face of the division after he
claimed the flyweight belt last August in a split decision over
Johnson, who many believed was the best pound-for-pound fighter on
the planet. “Mighty Mouse” left the promotion for One Championship last year.
Despite that, Cejudo said he’s open to fighting Dillashaw at either
125 or 135 pounds.
“To be quite honest with you, he’s my first choice,” Cejudo said of
Dillashaw. “To go to ’35 would be more of a legacy, but I’m not
opposed for him coming down, too, to 125. I’m not opposed to
If the Dillashaw fight doesn’t go ahead, Cejudo said he’ll stay at
125 pounds and fight Joseph Benvidez -- who beat him back in 2016
“But the next person in line for me would be Benavidez,” Cejudo