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UFC: T.J. Dillashaw believes Henry Cejudo ‘does not really deserve’ a fight against him

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UFC 227 might have not produced a huge gate but certainly turned out to be better than expected courtesy of the co-main event and main event.

In the co-main event, challenger Henry ‘The Messenger’ Cejudo pulled out a huge upset defeating pound-for-pound #1 ranked and flyweight champion Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson via split decision ending his 11 title defense streak and 6 year tenure as a champion.

Super fights have become the next cool trend in MMA and Cejudo wants the same. In his post-fight octagon interview, a pumped Cejudo called to fight for the main event winner which later happened to be Dillashaw. Dillashaw however didn’t sound excited about this idea.

UFC: T.J. Dillashaw believes Henry Cejudo 'does not really deserve' a fight against him - T.J. Dillashaw
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“I don’t really think the guy would deserve it,” Dillashaw said.

“I mean, Joseph Benavidez just beat him,” Dillashaw said. “Yeah, (Benavidez) lost a split decision to (Sergio) Pettis, but I didn’t agree with that loss. So I think there’s a lot of stuff there, and he’s possibly got a trilogy with (Demetrious Johnson). I’m open to whatever, though. I’m not stepping away from a challenge, that’s for sure.”

Dillashaw concluded saying super fights only make sense between two dominant champions.

Read also:

https://www.mmaindia.com/ufc-227-results-henry-cejudo-dethrones-johnson-plans-fight-135lbs-belt/

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