Come Saturday TJ Dillashaw will be on the pursuit of something only achieved by three more people in history – becoming a double champ in the UFC. Dillashaw is fully aware of the fact that beating Cejudo would significantly elevate his worth. However he wouldn’t be satisfied with just that. For Dillashaw that would only be a stepping stone towards bigger goals.
During Wednesday night at UFC on ESPN+ 1 open workouts, Dillashaw told reporters that he will figure out what is best for him going forward. “We’ll see what comes up with the biggest fights, the biggest names,” Dillashaw said. “Who is going to threaten my throne the most? Is it going to be at ’35? Is it going to be at ’25? Is it going to be me moving up to fight (UFC featherweight champion) Max (Holloway)? I’ve got a lot of options. I’ve got things. I want to leave this sport the greatest of all-time, and to do that I’ve got to fight the guys that people are going to ask, ‘Is he going to win?’”
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The pre-fight narrative largely has focused on Dillashaw’s ability to make weight, but with things going easier than expected that’s not what he’s thinking about. UFC on ESPN+ 1 takes place Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Dillashaw vs. Cejudo headlines the main card, which streams on ESPN+ following televised prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+.