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Sunday, Jan 20, 2019

UFC Brooklyn: Henry Cejudo Defends Stoppage, Says T.J. Dillashaw Was “Eating Some Hammers”

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By FCF Staff

After last night’s headliner at UFC Brooklyn was stopped, T.J. Dillashaw angerly protested the referee’s decision, but Henry Cejudo, not surprisingly, has a very different take.

Dillashaw was stunned by Cejudo moments into the bout, and as he attempted to work his way up-and-out, the fight was stopped. The bantamweight champ blasted the stoppage in the Octagon and during the post-fight press conference, and Dana White also relayed he thought the fight was stopped too quickly.

The flyweight champ, however, had this to say about the referee’s decision (quote via MMA Junkie):

“Every blow that he took, he was eating some hammers,” Cejudo said. “And personally, I thought it was a good stoppage, because was going to take another 10, 20 hits.

“When your body goes limp like that, when you cut weight like that thinking you’re just going to take my belt from me, that’s not the way it works.”

“…I think partially what makes T.J. good is the fact that he’s a sore loser. So am I. But at least I’m able to accept it and able to get better from it.”

Cejudo was fighting for the first time since he took the flyweight title from Demetrious Johnson last August via decision.

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