TJ Dillashaw’s coach thinks a true challenge would be for his fighter to go to featherweight in order to fight UFC featherweight champion
He is slated to challenge Henry Cejudo for the UFC flyweight title at UFC on ESPN+1. Dillashaw will move down 10 pounds to challenge for Cejudo’s 125-pound belt.
Duane Ludwig, who is the longtime coach of Dillashaw, stated in a recent interview that the move in weight class is “in the realm of possibility.” In fact, he thinks that this move would be tougher than the one in front of him.
“I think that would be more of a challenge to go up in weight than it has been to go down in weight,” Ludwig told MMAjunkie. “T.J. is not a big bantamweight anyway. Going up in weight, that’s when we’ll see more change.
“I assume he would become possibly a little
UFC on ESPN+ 1 (also known as UFC Fight Night 143) is set to take place on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.