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Cejudo Willingly Sacrificed Money To Fight Dillashaw

Henry Cejudo’s head coach revealed prior to “The Messenger’s” title fight against Demetrious Johnson at UFC 227 that the Olympic gold medalist took a pay cut to face “Mighty Mouse.”

Now, Henry says he once again sacrificed some cash to face TJ Dillashaw at the upcoming UFC on ESPN+ 1 event on Saturday night (Jan. 19, 2019) in Brooklyn, N.Y., seeing as how he could’ve earned a bit more if the fight was on pay-per-view (PPV). Cejudo didn’t mind, though, as he says he did it for the sake of the Flyweight division.

Plus headlining the first-ever UFC on ESPN fight card was an added bonus.

“Look at the opportunity they gave me,” Cejudo said during a recent media scrum via MMA Junkie. “It’s a Cinderella story. I beat this guy, resurrect the flyweight division, and that’s all there is to it. I’m willing to sacrifice some of my money for the sake of others. After this fight, let it be known I’m a prizefighter. So Uncle Dana and everybody is going to have to cough up, because I ain’t fighting for free,” he added.

“I’m not here just for a victory for myself and to add to my legacy, but also to all the 125 pounders who are someday looking to become a world champ in the UFC,” Cejudo said. “This is much bigger than me.”

Should Cejudo retain his flyweight title with a win over TJ, he wants to make sure he can lock down another title fight with “Viper,” this time for his Bantamweight strap. But make no mistake, he wants to get paid next time around.

“Once I beat him, we’ll talk to Uncle Dana. I feel like once I beat T.J. Dillashaw, it’s like the champ can’t defend his title unless he fights the other champ that beat him. That’s going to be a negotiation stop with the UFC. At the end of the day I’m a prizefighter. I’m looking to get paid whether I fight at ’25 or ’35.”

The narrative — one Dana White has sort of been hinting at — is that the 125-pound weight class will stay put should Cejudo win. If TJ wins, then most seem to think that’s all she wrote for flyweights competing inside the Octagon.

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Colby Covington Demands ‘Undisputed Champion’ Money From UFC

Former interim welterweight champion Colby Covington is on a quest to make sure fans know the UFC is run by a bunch of jerks. On Sunday evening, confirmation came out that Kamaru Usman would be next to fight champ Tyron Woodley, not Covington. That’s led the previously loyal Colby to rip into the UFC and Dana White, calling the UFC president a piece of s**t liar.

His words, not ours.

Has Colby showed any signs of cooling down? Absolutely not. But he did go from demanding the UFC release him to demanding he get paid properly for any non-title fight. That’s progress, I guess.

“They can get me to fight whoever but they’re going to have to give me undisputed championship pay,” Covington told MMA Weekly during another Monday interview. “I’m not going to go backwards. I was promised an undisputed title shot and undisputed pay, I’m not fighting for anything less than undisputed pay. I’m not going to fight for less money.”

“They want me to fight Darren Till? Fine, no big deal. I’ll fight him, but I’m getting my undisputed championship title fight pay to fight him.”

Covington claims he was put in the UFC matchmaking doghouse after a surgery to fix his sinusitis kept him from fighting Woodley at UFC 228 in September. White really hates sinusitis, it seems. You know what else he hates? Bad PPV numbers, and UFC 228 pulled just 130,000 buys. Also on the most hated list: guys who try to sit and wait for title shots. Add all that up and you get the much more active Kamaru Usman stealing Covington’s #1 contender spot.

Whether Covington plans to go out in a blaze of angry PR glory or stick around and prove UFC brass wrong is unclear. Colby has swung both ways in recent interviews. With MMA Weekly it sounded more like he’d stay with the UFC.

”You haven’t even seen me at my best,” he declared. “You’ve seen me fighting for an interim title and winning a title at 50-percent when I couldn’t even breathe. Swallowing mucus, swallowing blood, all in my lungs, all in my sinuses and I had to get that surgery to clear it out. So you haven’t even seen my potential.”

“I’m 30 years young. They act like they can put me on ice. I don’t give a s**t. Time is on my side, motherf**kers. I’ve got time to wait. The best is yet to come for Colby ‘Chaos’ Covington and I will not go out silently.”

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Jon Jones: ‘Huge Money Fight’ vs. Brock Lesnar is ‘Always Appealing’

Before Daniel Cormier vs. Brock Lesnar was a thing, it was Jon Jones who called out the World Wrestling Entertainment star following what appeared to be a victory over “DC” at UFC 214.
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Jon Jones: ‘Huge Money Fight’ vs. Brock Lesnar is ‘Always Appealing’

Before Daniel Cormier vs. Brock Lesnar was a thing, it was Jon Jones who called out the World Wrestling Entertainment star following what appeared to be a victory over “DC” at UFC 214.
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Jon Jones: ‘Huge Money Fight’ vs. Brock Lesnar is ‘Always Appealing’

Before Daniel Cormier vs. Brock Lesnar was a thing, it was Jon Jones who called out the World Wrestling Entertainment star following what appeared to be a victory over “DC” at UFC 214.
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Jon Jones: ‘Huge Money Fight’ vs. Brock Lesnar is ‘Always Appealing’

Before Daniel Cormier vs. Brock Lesnar was a thing, it was Jon Jones who called out the World Wrestling Entertainment star following what appeared to be a victory over “DC” at UFC 214.
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Kudos to Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz for Tricking Someone Out of Their Money

Former UFC champs and rivals Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz were the biggest names in the sport about 100 years ago. Of course, back then the sport was more niche than mainstream… but whatever. These guys were huge.

Nowadays, though, whenever Liddell’s name is mentioned in the context of combat sports, the first thing that comes to mind is “Siri, what are long-term effects of repeated brain trauma?” Whenever Ortiz’s name is mentioned aloud, it’s usually because Scott Coker wants another freakshow match for a Bellator card.

But Liddell and Ortiz are fighting this weekend! For a third time! Which means they somehow, some way tricked a financial backer into putting together an event that will surely fail and lose everyone tied to the show tons of money. But not Liddell and Ortiz!

Golden Boy MMA is the sucker in this scenario. And looking at the undercard, which features the likes of Tom Lawlor, Efrain Escudero and Gleison Tibau, it’s clear that whoever put together this roster has either no concept of what could drive a pay-per-view, or they’re like those two guys in the musical “The Producers” who purposely put together something that would fail for tax purposes.

Anyway, since it’s Liddell and Ortiz, the media has to take this venture somewhat seriously. So here’s Liddell talking to MMAFighting:

Make no mistake about it: the degrees to which this event can and will fail are epic, and range between “No More Golden Boy MMA Shows” to “No Fighters Getting Paid”. But what else are you going to be doing on Saturday night?

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Kudos to Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz for Tricking Someone Out of Their Money

Former UFC champs and rivals Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz were the biggest names in the sport about 100 years ago. Of course, back then the sport was more niche than mainstream… but whatever. These guys were huge.

Nowadays, though, whenever Liddell’s name is mentioned in the context of combat sports, the first thing that comes to mind is “Siri, what are long-term effects of repeated brain trauma?” Whenever Ortiz’s name is mentioned aloud, it’s usually because Scott Coker wants another freakshow match for a Bellator card.

But Liddell and Ortiz are fighting this weekend! For a third time! Which means they somehow, some way tricked a financial backer into putting together an event that will surely fail and lose everyone tied to the show tons of money. But not Liddell and Ortiz!

Golden Boy MMA is the sucker in this scenario. And looking at the undercard, which features the likes of Tom Lawlor, Efrain Escudero and Gleison Tibau, it’s clear that whoever put together this roster has either no concept of what could drive a pay-per-view, or they’re like those two guys in the musical “The Producers” who purposely put together something that would fail for tax purposes.

Anyway, since it’s Liddell and Ortiz, the media has to take this venture somewhat seriously. So here’s Liddell talking to MMAFighting:

Make no mistake about it: the degrees to which this event can and will fail are epic, and range between “No More Golden Boy MMA Shows” to “No Fighters Getting Paid”. But what else are you going to be doing on Saturday night?

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Kudos to Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz for Tricking Someone Out of Their Money

Former UFC champs and rivals Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz were the biggest names in the sport about 100 years ago. Of course, back then the sport was more niche than mainstream… but whatever. These guys were huge.

Nowadays, though, whenever Liddell’s name is mentioned in the context of combat sports, the first thing that comes to mind is “Siri, what are long-term effects of repeated brain trauma?” Whenever Ortiz’s name is mentioned aloud, it’s usually because Scott Coker wants another freakshow match for a Bellator card.

But Liddell and Ortiz are fighting this weekend! For a third time! Which means they somehow, some way tricked a financial backer into putting together an event that will surely fail and lose everyone tied to the show tons of money. But not Liddell and Ortiz!

Golden Boy MMA is the sucker in this scenario. And looking at the undercard, which features the likes of Tom Lawlor, Efrain Escudero and Gleison Tibau, it’s clear that whoever put together this roster has either no concept of what could drive a pay-per-view, or they’re like those two guys in the musical “The Producers” who purposely put together something that would fail for tax purposes.

Anyway, since it’s Liddell and Ortiz, the media has to take this venture somewhat seriously. So here’s Liddell talking to MMAFighting:

Make no mistake about it: the degrees to which this event can and will fail are epic, and range between “No More Golden Boy MMA Shows” to “No Fighters Getting Paid”. But what else are you going to be doing on Saturday night?

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Kudos to Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz for Tricking Someone Out of Their Money

Former UFC champs and rivals Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz were the biggest names in the sport about 100 years ago. Of course, back then the sport was more niche than mainstream… but whatever. These guys were huge.

Nowadays, though, whenever Liddell’s name is mentioned in the context of combat sports, the first thing that comes to mind is “Siri, what are long-term effects of repeated brain trauma?” Whenever Ortiz’s name is mentioned aloud, it’s usually because Scott Coker wants another freakshow match for a Bellator card.

But Liddell and Ortiz are fighting this weekend! For a third time! Which means they somehow, some way tricked a financial backer into putting together an event that will surely fail and lose everyone tied to the show tons of money. But not Liddell and Ortiz!

Golden Boy MMA is the sucker in this scenario. And looking at the undercard, which features the likes of Tom Lawlor, Efrain Escudero and Gleison Tibau, it’s clear that whoever put together this roster has either no concept of what could drive a pay-per-view, or they’re like those two guys in the musical “The Producers” who purposely put together something that would fail for tax purposes.

Anyway, since it’s Liddell and Ortiz, the media has to take this venture somewhat seriously. So here’s Liddell talking to MMAFighting:

Make no mistake about it: the degrees to which this event can and will fail are epic, and range between “No More Golden Boy MMA Shows” to “No Fighters Getting Paid”. But what else are you going to be doing on Saturday night?

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