With a 32 second TKO over the Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw, the Flyweight Champion defended his title and became the first fighter to have the new UFC Legacy Belt.
Though some fighters praised the only gold medalist in the UFC for the victory, some said it was an early stoppage. But in the eyes of Henry Cejudo’s coach Eric Albarracin, the fight would still have ended in the same vein if allowed to go on.
Recently Albarracin appeared on the MMA Hour Show and said, “Obviously anything could’ve went a little bit longer, but I think the result might’ve been the same, would’ve been the same, probably just more damage on him.”
“Henry was hurting him. He hit him with the kick, the head kick. He hit him with the left. I think one behind the ear, he got a straight right over the ear.”
Albarracin also said, “But I would say maybe International Fight Week, that’s a big one. We can get on a big card. I think Henry is one of the money fights now. I think that not only did he save the flyweight division, he created Cejudo-weight division. Who wants to come down from 150 pounds or less, come on down and fight the champ champ champ?”
Watch the whole conversation here