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Henry Cejudo vs. T.J. Dillashaw Moved from UFC 233 to Headline UFC Debut on ESPN+

The UFC’s debut on ESPN+ finally has a main event, as the flyweight title bout between Henry Cejudo and T.J. Dillashaw has been transported from UFC 233 to headline the Jan. 19 card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
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Henry Cejudo vs. T.J. Dillashaw Moved from UFC 233 to Headline UFC Debut on ESPN+

The UFC’s debut on ESPN+ finally has a main event, as the flyweight title bout between Henry Cejudo and T.J. Dillashaw has been transported from UFC 233 to headline the Jan. 19 card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
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Henry Cejudo vs. T.J. Dillashaw Moved from UFC 233 to Headline UFC Debut on ESPN+

The UFC’s debut on ESPN+ finally has a main event, as the flyweight title bout between Henry Cejudo and T.J. Dillashaw has been transported from UFC 233 to headline the Jan. 19 card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
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Henry Cejudo Wants T.J. Dillashaw First, Then Demetrious Johnson Rematch

Moments after capturing the Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight title last month at UFC 227, Henry Cejudo called out the winner of the preceding bantamweight bout between T.J. Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt.
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Demetrious Johnson Claims He Accepted Fight vs. T.J. Dillashaw Before Shoulder Surgery

Demetrious Johnson apparently accepted a champion vs. champion superfight against T.J. Dillashaw earlier this year before an injury derailed those plans.
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Ludwig Wants T.J. Vs Cruz 2 If ‘Mighty Mouse’ Escapes

It’s no secret T.J. Dillashaw and his camp want a fight against current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Demetrious Johnson to prove he is indeed the best mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter in the game today.

Talks, though, have cooled off a bit according to “Mighty Mouse” himself, who is still rehabbing from recent shoulder surgery. And though Duane Ludwig — T.J.’s head trainer — isn’t a part of the fight negotiations, he seems to think financial details are holding up the bout.

“[The] holdup is probably dates and money, I’m assuming,” Ludwig said on the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio via BJPenn.com.“I really don’t know what the hold up is, because I’m not in on those meetings and I don’t really want to be. I have focused my efforts on the actual martial arts aspect, of improving TJ and his martial arts in general. I’m teaching him and finding out, again, what actually works. But the business side, I try to let them figure that out on their own.”

Indeed, both parties have gone on record saying they want to get paid handsomely in order to make the fight. Whether or not UFC and Endeavor want to fork over the cash is another story.

Should the the fight not see the light of day, Ludwig would like to see his pupil get a rematch with former Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz.

“What’s Cruz’s situation, now?,” Ludwig queried on the show. “For me, personally, I would like to see that [rematch]. So Demetrious, and then – or – Cruz,” he concluded.

Dominick narrowly defeated Dillashaw via split decision back in 2016 to win back his 135-pound title. Cruz ultimately lost the strap to Cody Garbrandt, who ultimately coughed it up to T.J. at UFC 217 last November. And now we’ve come full circle, as the Dillashaw camp is keen on getting one back from “The Dominator.”

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Henry Cejudo Believes Demetrious Johnson Could Easily Defeat T.J. Dillashaw

Former flyweight title challenger Henry Cejudo has weighed in with his thoughts on the outcome of a potential superfight between the current Ultimate Fighting Championship 125-pound champion Demetrious Johnson and bantamweight ace T.J. Dillashaw.
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T.J. Dillashaw lost a lot of respect for Cody Garbrandt, doesn’t deserve rematch after knocking him out at UFC 217

T.J. Dillashaw once again became the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Bantamweight champion after knocking out Cody Garbrandt in the second round of their co-main event title fight at last night’s (Sat., Nov. 4, 2017) UFC 217 pay-per-view (PPV) event in New York City (recap).

Shortly after suffering the first loss of his professional combat career, “No Love” declared he was still the best fighter of the two, saying he would right his wrongs in a rematch. Dillashaw, though, says Cody now has to work his way up for a do-over seeing as how the win was pretty convincing.

“I just finished him in the second round. He doesn’t deserve a rematch,” Dillashaw said Saturday at the UFC 217 post-fight press conference (video replay here) via MMA Fighting. “He’s very new in this sport, he needs to work his way back up. I should’ve gotten a rematch after that (Dominick) Cruz fight (in Jan. 2016), a very close split decision that I thought I won, and I did not get it. It took me a year-and-a-half — well actually, almost two years — to get it. So yeah, I think he’s going to definitely (need to) build himself back up.”

Indeed, T.J. never got an immediate rematch against Dominick Cruz after many felt “Viper” should’ve gotten the nod at UFC Fight Night 81. Instead, the promotion gave Garbrandt the title fight and he defeated “The Dominator” to become the 135-pound king.

Now that T.J. scored a huge win over his former Team Alpha Male Squad in their on-going rivalry, “Viper” says the respect level for “No Love” is there as a fighter. But as a person, T.J. says he lost a lot of respect for his former teammate.

“I respect him as a fighter as well,” Dillashaw said. “I do not appreciate, me or my family — as you can see, my brother got very emotional after the fight — have not appreciated the accusations and just the crap talk, and trying to diminish my name and who I am. So, that’s one that I won’t ever forgive him for. But I do respect him for being a great competitor and I’m sure we’ll see him again. But yeah, he’s lost a lot of my respect. He’s lost all of the respect from my family,” he added.

After the fight, Dillashaw took to the mic to call for a Flyweight title fight against division king Demetrious Johnson. But, Jimmie Rivera or Dominick Cruz could have something to say about that once they do the dance at UFC 219.

“We’ll see what happens with Dominick Cruz and (Jimmie) Rivera (at UFC 219),” Dillashaw said. “That’s a tough fight. I think Cruz has his hands full with that fight,” said T.J. “But Demetrious can’t run from this one. This is too big. He broke his record. He got to pat himself (on the back) and break his record. Now let’s make some money. He’s talking about how he wants those seven-figure fights — well, this is it. Step up, be a man of your word, and let’s get this fight going. He’s a very cerebral fighter. He’s smart, him and his coach, because they know it’s a very tough fight against me,” concluded Dillashaw.

And he may just get his wish, as UFC president Dana White is indeed very interested in setting up a super fight between T.J. and “Mighty Mouse,” giving Garbrandt plenty of time to work his way up the 135-pound ladder.

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Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw Official, Three New Bouts Announced for UFC 217

The rumored Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw bantamweight championship bout is now official for UFC 217.
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Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw Official, Three New Bouts Announced for UFC 217

The rumored Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw bantamweight championship bout is now official for UFC 217.
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