Henry Cejudo Believes UFC is Likely “Done” With Flyweight Division
By FCF Staff
Increasingly it looks like Henry Cejudo will not defend the flyweight title he took from Demetrious Johnson at UFC 227 this past August.
Recently rumors have been circulating that the UFC is considering getting rid of the flyweight division, and that speculation has peaked, following Johnson’s departure for ONE Championship. Cejudo was a guest on “The Joe Rogan Experience”, and while discussing the possibility of a bout with 135 champ, T.J. Dillashaw, he said this (quote via MMA Fighting):
“I think more likely that T.J. fight might happen,” Cejudo told Rogan. “That T.J. fight might happen if they’re going to be done with the flyweight division. I think that cat’s out of the bag and Dana had mentioned that to me. He said, ‘Hey Cejudo, we’re going to take you up on that challenge for you to go up against T.J., but this is what the company has been thinking about for while.'”
Cejudo ended Johnson’s record run of 11 title defenses via split decision. In 2016, Johnson stopped Cejudo in the opening round of their first bout.