The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has officially traded former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson to ONE Championship. Ever since the trade, rumors have been spreading that the UFC may be considering shutting down the promotion’s 125 pound division.
Speaking on Joe Rogan’s popular podcast, reigning UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo has come forward to reveal that he believes the UFC may be shutting down the division and that the promotion may consequently push for him to fight reigning UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw.
“I think more likely that T.J. fight might happen. That T.J. fight might happen if they’re going to be done with the flyweight division. I think that cat’s out of the bag and Dana had mentioned that to me. He said, ‘Hey Cejudo, we’re going to take you up on that challenge for you to go up against T.J., but this is what the company has been thinking about for while.’”
“I like both ideas. I kind of left it off to him. I said, ‘I don’t know but I want to fight you.’ I want to fight T.J. and I want to go after the next best thing, and I think that’s him.
“Let’s do it at ‘25 or let’s do it at ‘35, but let’s fight, man. I believe T.J. wants to fight me too.”