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T.J. Dillashaw Thinks Fight With Henry Cejudo Should Be at Flyweight

October 9, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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T.J. Dillashaw spoke with MMAjunkie about his potential fight with Henry Cejudo and more. Highlights are below:

On a fight with Henry Cejudo possibly taking place at bantamweight: “Who is Henry Cejudo to have the street cred? I’ve been the one flirting with the idea of going down to 125 to fight a guy that was scared to fight me the entire time, a guy (Cejudo) beat. He beat a guy that was scared of me, and now he wants to come up and challenge me? It’s a little ridiculous if the UFC wants to get behind him…No matter what, he comes to my weight class, or I go to his, I’ll whoop his ass. But who’s got the credit to go down? I’m the No. 3 pound-for-pound fighter right now. I should make the decision.”

On being outspoken about where the fight should take place: “I’ll be boisterous. I’m the one that’s a professional. I’m the one that can cut the weight. I’m not a big 135-er. I walk around under 150 (pounds) right now. I guarantee you Cejudo is just as big as me right now. I don’t want the excuse of me beating Cejudo’s ass and (him saying), ‘Oh, it’s because he’s bigger than me. (Expletive) that. I’m not. I’ll be at 125. There’s no excuses.”

On possible title shots for Dominick Crusd and Marlon Moraes: “As soon as they fight and win. Dominick hasn’t fought in two years. Go beat Moraes, and then we’ll talk. Same with Moraes; Moraes lost to (Raphael) Assuncao. Come back, get that win, and prove yourself. Then I’ll (expletive) you guys up.”

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