Is Dillashaw’s denial of Cruz a BW title shot a set up for a Superfight with Cejudo?

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  1. Combat Wombatt Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    The number one contender for the next bantam weight title shot is apparently Dominic Cruz despite his last fight being a loss. Him reigning as BW champ for so long most likely earns him another title shot and the fact that he lost via decision rather than a finish also helps him. However, TJ has already put a nix on that stating that Cruz needs to win a few before he’s given a title shot saying that that is what he had to do. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

    If Dillashaw’s first title defense isn’t Cruz, who is it gonna be? Is it even gonna be a BW contender or could it be Cejudo?

    Does anyone really care if Dillashaw fights Cejudo instead of Assuncao, Lineker, Moraes, or Rivera?

    None of those really seem appealing besides Cejudo. Dillashaw would be a heavy favorite against all of them including Cejudo whom I think he’d demolish. However, a champion vs. champion fight is more appealing than a Dillashaw vs. Assuncao type fight.

    So, what makes sense? A super fight title fight at BW against Cejudo.

    Cejudo was extremely smart and called out for a BW title shot after beating Mighty Mouse which an extremely smart move. Henry first cut off the chance of an immediate rematch since MM being such a long reigning champion would most likely get and he also cut off the chance of this rubber match and having a risky fight and immediately losing his newly won belt since it was not only a close decision but a decision many thought Mighty Mouse won.

    Secondly Henry made himself look brave and Demetrious Johnson look like a coward for asking asking for the super fight at a weight class above his. On the other hand you have Mighty Mouse talking big about a moneyfight against TJ or Garbrandt but then MM denies both fights even after Dillashaw offered to move down to FW and fight MM. Cejudo punked MM right there.

    Thirdly, Cejudo set himself up for a big money fight before he takes the risk of losing the belt and no longer being able to command a big money super fight.

    Agree/Disagree?
     
  2. wilKO Green, White & Gold belt

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    Cejudo wants $2 million flat and is worried TJ can't make weight.
     
  3. HaikenEdge Rationality will win the day.

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    Dillashaw/Cejudo won't sell any more than a Dillashaw title defense against somebody in his own weight class, so it won't happen, or at least not yet. Nobody cares about Cejudo outside of hardcores, the same way nobody cares bout Johnson outside of hardcores, so he doesn't move the needle at all. Neither fight is really a super fight, which is why the UFC didn't try as hard as they could to make it happen (If the UFC wanted Dillashaw/Johnson to happen, they'd have made it happen, because they have the money to do so).
     
  4. chinarice Steel Belt

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    I'd rather TJ fight worthy contenders such as Moraes over Cruz or Cejudo.

    I'd rather see Cruz vs TJ than TJ vs Cejudo.

    TJ needs to close the chapter on Cruz by beating his ass and getting some of the doubters to finally accept that TJ is the greatest BW of all time. Beating Cejudo will not do that for him.
     
  5. DS66 Brown Belt

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    A "Superfight" should be two dominant champions/stars fighting each other when there are no other obvious challengers in their divisions.

    Henry Cejudo is in no position to be in a Superfight. He barely squeaked by DJ in a controversial split decision after getting his ass beaten by him the previous time. It would be a joke if DJ doesn't get an immediate rematch after his record breaking run as champion.
     
  6. Combat Wombatt Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Cruz is coming off of a loss. Cejudo is coming off of the biggest win of his career. The time to strike is when the irons hot.
     
  7. machidafan99 Silver Belt

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    he's going to savor this for 6 months

    now there's a void
     
  8. Rational Poster War Room Messiah

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    DJ and Cejudo could fight each other 5 more times and most people still wouldn't care about a "superfight" with Dillashaw.
     
  9. Washad Green Belt

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    TJ calls no shots what so ever about who is deserving of what. He will most likely get Moraes and get knocked the f out.
     
  10. Jackonfire BMF Mod Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Both TJ and Cejudo will be on the Helwani show today. I'll put up a thread in a bit.

     
  11. egk Gold Belt

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    MM was a superfight for TJ because he was such a dominant champion. Cejudo, not so much.
    Dillishaw would probably make more with Cruz but he's pissed that Cruz avoided a rematch with him. TJ is just returning the favor but when it comes down to it, money will talk.
     
  12. shococham Purple Belt

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    I'd rather he fight Cyborg than Cejudo. No interest in that fight.
     
  13. TrevorLahey Purple Belt

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    Dillashaw should be looking to avenge his loss to Cruz not sitting there saying Cruz doesn't deserve a title shot.
     
  14. Combat Wombatt Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Cruz denied TJ a title shot and said he needed some wins after coming off a loss, now TJ is telling Cruz what he said. Turnaround is fair play.
     
  15. Kaiokenrye24 Brown Belt

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    Cruz hasn't looked good since he fought TJ and TJ doesn't need to beat Cruz to be the goat. Moraes is much more dangerous
     
  16. IndyCovaHart Steel Belt

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    Definitely a rematch with Cruz but Dom has been out for so long and TJ will be off for a while so give Dom one fight in between.

    And whoever it is he needs to win.

    Cruz vs Assuncao first.
     
  17. Oblivian Aging Platinum Member

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    This. These superfight talks are ridiculous for these two. Both need to get some title defenses. Dillashaw/Moraes is a very interesting fight. Dillashaw/Cruz rematch down the line for sure. Cejudo needs to rematch Mighty Mouse or at the very least Benavidez.
     
  18. blingking stoppage

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    A superfight when the challenger is a guy with 0 title Defense and avenges a savage KO by barely split decisioning the longest reigning champion in UFC history.

    Fuck Henry if he doesn’t fight Mighty Mouse again. He isn’t a real champ until he proves his victory wasn’t a fluke.
     
  19. Combat Wombatt Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    That’s why Henry needs the super fight before he rematches MIghty Mouse, I think he’ll lose the 3rd fight to Mighty Mouse.
     
  20. Coreytron Decent guy

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    I feel like people have to care for it to be a “super fight”
     

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