I want to fight the victor at 135 pounds and I deserve it. Demetrious Johnson didn't go up and they don't have to come down.
The win definitely puts Dillashaw in an enviable position as the reigning and defending bantamweight champion after dispatching Garbrandt in back-to-back fights. That was the final sequence of the TKO, but it was a pair of right hands that really put Garbrandt in trouble. When asked to seize up probability of that match taking place, Dillashaw offered a realistic yet optimistic perspective: "It sounds like a fun fight".
With the win, Dillashaw moves to 17-3.
"I am the best bantamweight of all time", Dillashaw said in the Octagon.
"Wherever [UFC president] Dana White is, I felt disrespected this whole time", Cejudo said.
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One of the the most successful runs in UFC history came to an end inside the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Saturday, as Demetrious Johnson was beaten for just the second time in his career (and for the first time at 125lbs) by Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo.
Cejudo will make his second bid for the UFC flyweight title pegged as a +350 underdog on the UFC 227 odds after picking up wins in his past two outings, including a second-round TKO win over Wilson Reis last September at UFC Edmonton that earned him his first Performance of the Night bonus since joining the UFC in 2014. When Dillashaw was told of Cejudo's challenge, he replied: "Henry Cejudo!" I wouldn't say it should happen. Cejudo used his world-class wrestling to take Johnson down multiple times and control the fight. If anyone deserves an immediate rematch, it's Johnson, who suffered his first loss in seven years. "America is all about winners and the victor of this next fight, I want to fight that guy".
As much as the champion versus champion fight might interest Dillashaw, there are plenty of options available to him in the bantamweight division as well.
Cejudo won his first 10 pro fights to earn his first shot at Johnson, but Mighty Mouse stopped him with a flurry of punches in the first round of their first meeting 28 months ago. He plays a unsafe game. I was born right here in Los Angeles, in a two bedroom apartment so, from the bottom of my heart, thank you to these fans in California for their support.
Garbrandt, a native of Uhrichsville, Ohio, went undefeated for four years before suffering his first loss to Dillashaw.