When there is a controversy in the world of combat sports more often than not the only way out is a rematch.
That seems to be the answer to the disputed first clash between UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw (16-4) and flyweight king Henry Cejudo (14-2), according to bantamweight Aljamain Sterling (17-3).
The two titleholders met in the main event of UFC Fight Night 143 earlier this year and the 32-year-old Cejudo got the win via early stoppage, which many said was amiss. Especially TJ.
— Mr. Success ☁ (@crmsaasguy) January 20, 2019
The news for a future rematch got broken by Aljamain Sterling who obviously is interested in the aftermath of the bout between Dillashaw and Cejudo.
Hey @HenryCejudo, I heard you got the rematch with @TJDillashaw. Could you please tell me the date so I can rematch @MMARLONMORAES on the same card for “another” number 1 contender fighter. #AskingForAFriend @ufc 🙃
— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) March 8, 2019
There will be a major difference in the second fight though – the first clash was in the flyweight division, but the rematch will take place in the bantamweights, which means Cejudo will be putting some extra kilos in order to compete.