Cejudo on Dillashaw win: “It was a great stoppage because I felt his body go limp”

UFCHIGHLIGHTED 21.01.2019 14:51h Author:

Henry Cejudo (Photo: Facebook)

Henry Cejudo knocked out T. J. Dillashaw 32 seconds into the first round, recording his first UFC flyweight title defense. Dillashaw still holds the bantamweight championship.

“It was a great stoppage because I felt his body go limp,” Cejudo said at the event’s post-fight press conference (transcript via MMA Fighting). “You guys have to understand I weighed in at 146 pounds when I fought him. Strong, and you could see it. Every blow that he took, he was eating some hammers. Personally, I thought it was a good stoppage because he was going to take another 10, 20 hits.

“I saw he was hurt since the beginning, I thought it was that kick that really kind of rattled him. I’m going to have to re-watch that fight, but I could tell, I saw him going limp, I saw his body changing. I shoved him down. If you shove somebody down, they’re hurt. If I do this to you and you’re just (acts dazed), come on.”

“I feel like now, it’s okay guys, I think I have the right to say, ‘Hey, give me a shot. Allow me to keep this belt at 125 pounds. You can get your rematch, but let’s do it at 135 pounds. Give me a shot now,’” Cejudo said.