UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw had aspirations to be the fourth “champ-champ” in company history when he decided to drop down to 125 pounds and challenge Henry Cejudo. It did not end well for him, unfortunately, as he suffered his first stoppage loss in more than seven years with a 32-second TKO loss to “The Messenger.”
Dillashaw will now have to return to his obligations as the 135-pound champion, and one of his future matchups could be against number-four ranked Marlon Moraes. And after a big win over Rafael Assuncao in a rematch on Saturday night in Fortaleza, Brazil, the Moraes made it a point to send a strong message to Dillashaw.
“Hey, TJ. I don’t know if you deserve to fight with me,” Moraes told Michael Bisping during the Octagon interview. “After your last performance, my friend, I’m sorry.”
“I might have to take somebody else and let you go down and hunt for the little boys.”
Moraes defeated Assuncao via submission from an arm-in guillotine in the first round of their headliner fight. He has extended his current win-streak to four, as he ascends to a record of 22-5-1, with 16 wins by stoppage.
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