Henry Cejudo claims he’s the UFC’s ‘flyweight savior.’ You might find it odd that Cejudo reveals the target date for a bantamweight title fight as a result.
Cejudo did just that on today’s episode of “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show,” first claiming he was the savior’ of the 125-pound division, which has been rumored to be dissolved:
But despite that talk, Cejudo isn’t backing it up by fighting in the division. The UFC is targeting a bantamweight title fight between him and Marlon Moraes after former champion TJ Dillashaw relinquished the belt due to a failed drug test.
Cejudo appears fully on board with that, telling Helwani he’s not afraid of ‘Magic’ and even wants to fight his training partner Frankie Edgar:
Cejudo did give some half-veiled compliments to Moraes, however, calling more dangerous stylistically than his last opponent Dillashaw was:
Finally, Cejudo revealed the target date for his proposed showdown with Moraes, citing a potential main event at June’s UFC 238 from Chicago, Illinois:
A rematch, this time for ‘The Viper’s’ formerly-held bantamweight title, was teased after Cejudo finished Dillashaw in January. But if his USADA violation proves to be legitimate, Cejudo said he would never fight him again: