UFC Brooklyn: Henry Cejudo Acknowledges Saturday’s Bout is “Much Bigger Than Me”
By FCF Staff
The consensus seems to be that if Henry Cejudo loses to T.J. Dillashaw at UFC Brooklyn, the flyweight division will be sunset in the near future, and the division’s champ is channeling that for motivation.
For some time now, there’s been extensive speculation about the future of the UFC’s flyweight bracket and that it could be shutdown soon. In advance of Cejudo’s title defense against the bantamweight champ Dillashaw, the decorated wrestler had this to say about the situation on Thursday (quote via MMA Junkie):
“This is much bigger than me,” Cejudo said. “This is for all the flyweights that are not big enough to make 135 pounds. I’m fighting for their family. There’s a big inspiration for me. When I’ inspired – I know I can get this done. There’s no better person to – the UFC, Dana – then to throw the Hail Mary to me.”
“Saturday night, the flyweight division is going to be resurrected,” Cejudo said. “Let it be known.”
At the pre-fight presser, Cejudo called on Dana White to pledge that if the flyweight champ wins Saturday, then the UFC won’t shut down the division. The UFC President, however, only said what he’s been saying, “let’s see what happens.”