Demetrious Johnson Hopes UFC Starts “Paying” Henry Cejudo, Following Historic Win
By FCF Staff
Demetrious Johnson’s storied run as the UFC’s flyweight champ may have been ended by Henry Cejudo. But, Johnson’s reporting he’s happy for his former foe, following Cejudo’s thrilling win at UFC 238.
Cejudo battled Marlon Moraes for the bantamweight title on Saturday night, and the flyweight champ stopped Moraes with ground-and-pound strikes in round three. According to a report from the South China Morning Post, Johnson had this to say about Cejudo’s win during a recent Twitch chat with fans.
“I’m happy for Henry Cejudo,” Johnson said. “I hope they start paying that man. I look forward to seeing what he does next in his career.”
“What kind of person would I be if I was hating on someone who’s got success? I want anybody in mixed martial arts, any sport, to succeed and make lots of money and be able to retire.”
Johnson faced Cejudo for the first time in 2016, and quickly stopped the Olympic Gold Medal wrestler. In their rematch last August, however, Cejudo took the 125 belt via split decision.
The 32-year-old Johnson is scheduled to fight Tatsumitsu Wada at ONE Championship’s August 2nd card in Manila. The fight is a semifinal contest in the promotion’s ongoing, flyweight grand prix.
Cejudo is just the fourth fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two divisions at once.