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TJ Dillashaw Looking For Title Fight With Henry Cejudo

September 13, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
TJ Dillashaw T.J. Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt UFC, Joe Rogan

In an interview with The Joe Rogan Experience (via MMA Fighting), T.J. Dillashaw said he still wants a superfight with the flyweight champion, which means that now he wants new champion Henry Cejudo instead of Demetrious Johnson. Here are highlights:

On Henry Cejudo: “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.”

On if the fight will happen: “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. 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!’”

On Dillashaw dropping down for it: “Hell yeah! [At] 125, absolutely,” Dillashaw said. “I don’t want no excuses that I’m the bigger man. 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.”

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