Henry Cejudo is the new king of flyweight division and he is also setting his sights in lording over the bantamweight class.
Pulling off one of the biggest upsets last year, Cejudo snapped Demetrious Johnson’s many years of reign at 125-pound as he coasted to a decision victory to become the new flyweight champ.
Five months after, he added TJ Dillashaw to his list of victims as he defeated the 135-pound kingpin in the fifth fastest stoppage in UFC history.
With Dillashaw likely to sit out for a long time due to a failed USADA test, a rerun of their UFC Brooklyn clash would not happen anytime soon.
Now, “The Messenger” declares himself as the new king of both the flyweight and bantamweight division after his rival decided to relinquish his title amid his PED-used controversy.
To top it all, Cejudo has also anointed himself as the biggest name in the promotion right now.
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He has offered Dillashaw an immediate rematch and even expressed his willingness to do it at 135.
But with Dillashaw getting flagged for an anti-doping violation, their rematch at bantamweight is no longer a possibility until TJ becomes eligible to compete again.
Cejudo reacted to his rival’s announcement, saying people who used special supplements have no place in the sport.
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Cejudo clearly wants to become a two-division champion.
And with Dillashaw’s absence, he now believes he is the rightful heir to the bantamweight throne.
In a recent interview with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Cejudo said he is the biggest name in the UFC right now and proposed that the UFC should change the flyweight and bantamweight to Cejudoweight division.
“I’m the biggest name now.”
“I hold all the cards. It ain’t the flyweight division or the bantamweight division it’s the Cejudoweight division.”
“So I will just wait and see what the UFC has planned for the Cejudoweight division.”
Another quote from my chat w/ @HenryCejudo:
“I’m the biggest name now. I hold all the cards. It ain’t the flyweight division or the bantamweight division it’s the Cejudoweight division. So I will just wait and see what the UFC has planned for the Cejudoweight division.”
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 20, 2019
Cejudo is currently enjoying a four-fight winning streak and could make a potential move to 135 to fight for the vacant title.
Will the UFC book him for the bantamweight title bout?
(Featured Image Source: Instagram/Henry Cejudo and TJ Dillashaw)