Henry Cejudo: Demetrious Johnson beats T.J. Dillashaw ‘by a landslide’ at 125


Top-three ranked UFC flyweight contender Henry Cejudo doesn’t think a flyweight championship superfight between Demetrious Johnson and T.J. Dillashaw bodes well for Dillashaw.

The fight hasn’t been announced, but Cejudo, who was knocked out by reigning flyweight champ Johnson at UFC 197, thinks ‘Mighty Mouse’ wins by a ‘landslide’ if the UFC book Johnson vs. Dillashaw at the proposed weight class of 125 pounds.

“I have Demetrious by a landslide, to be honest with you,” Cejudo told Ariel Helwani on a recent edition of The MMA Hour, per MMA Fighting’s Dave Doyle.

Cejudo, a former Olympic gold medalist in Freestyle Wrestling, respects Dillashaw’s skills but thinks the two-time bantamweight champ might be underestimating the weight cut to 125.

“I think Demetrious’ speed, he’s intelligent, nothing to take away from T.J.,” Cejudo continued. “I’ve said it before, I think it’s just a weight issue. I think it’s T.J. getting down those extra 10 pounds and how he recovers the next day. I think that’s the biggest factor in that fight.”

‘The Messenger’ believes Dillashaw would have a much better chance against Johnson in his natural weight class of 135 pounds.

“I’ve talked to a lot of MMA guys that have gone down in weight class who are like, ‘I know what you’re talking about here,’” Cejudo said. “Making that extra 10 pounds is a big difference. Now, T.J. at 135 is a different game for Demetrious.”

According to Johnson, both he and Dillashaw are in negotiations to have their fight booked for the upcoming UFC 226 pay-per-view, which features a headlining heavyweight superfight between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier on July 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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