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Friday, Apr 05, 2019

UFC 238: Marlon Moraes Shoots Down Henry Cejudo’s Claim He’s Fighting For 125 Division


By FCF Staff

Henry Cejudo has said he’s the man who is going to save the UFC’s flyweight division, but Marlon Moraes believes the wrestling star is only fighting for himself.

Before Cejudo defended the flyweight title against T.J. Dillashaw at UFC Brooklyn in January, he said he was going to defeat the bantamweight champ and save the 125 division. Cejudo went on to quickly stop Dillashaw in the bout, and the flyweight division continues to exist.

Now Cejudo has been booked to face Moraes for the vacated, bantamweight title on June 8th. While talking about the upcoming fight, Moraes had this to say about Cejudo (quote via MMA Junkie):

“Henry has such a big ego,” Moraes said. “Everybody around him knows that. He likes everything for him. He wants to be a two-division champ. He’s not fighting for the (flyweight) division. He’s fighting for himself. We fight for ourselves. But he’s just not saying that. He’s trying to say he’s a good guy, but he’s not.”

Unfortunately, he hit the lottery,” Moraes said. “He’s next. I was looking to fight different guys – 135 pounders. But he stepped up. Hats off to him. But after the fight, he’s going to regret it.

Moraes, meanwhile, is coming off a first round, submission win over Raphael Assuncao in February.

UFC 238 will be hosted by the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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