UFC 227: Henry Cejudo Wants to be a “Triple Champ” After Ending Demetrious Johnson’s Reign
By FCF Staff
Henry Cejudo added the UFC flyweight’s championship to his extensive and decorated resume on Saturday night, but the renowned wrestler says he isn’t finished.
The Olympic Gold Medalist in freestyle wrestling managed to score several, pivotal takedowns in the UFC 227 co-headliner, and Cejudo emerged with the split decision win. After the memorable victory, Cejudo relayed the following while talking to the media (quote via MMA Fighting):
“They’ve always talked about T.J. and DJ superfight,” Cejudo said. “They neglected Henry Cejudo in the promos, they neglected Henry Cejudo in practically everything, and I get it, because America’s all about winners. But now that I’m the winner, I’m asking.
“I’m an Olympic champ, I’m a UFC champ, and now I’m asking to be a triple champ. Forget about the champ champ. I want to be a triple champ. Allow me to go up to 135 pounds, allow me to face T.J. Dillashaw. If he wants to come down, we can talk. I want to go up. I want to make history.”
Cejudo avenged a quick stoppage loss he incurred versus Johnson in 2016. Dillashaw, meanwhile, defended the bantamweight title on Saturday by stopping Cody Garbrandt for a second time.