Flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson is always in desperate need of worthy opponents, and after last night’s UFC Fight Night 78, Olympic wrestler Henry Cejudo might be his huckleberry.
Taking on former top flyweight Jussier Formiga (seriously, when the 125-pound division was adopted by the UFC, Formiga was at the top of the list of badasses), Cejudo did what Cejudo does, which is throw leather and, when an opponent thinks it’s a striking match, get takedowns. Formiga was rocked maybe once or twice, and was otherwise not in danger, but it was enough for the American to get the split decision.
These days, that’s enough to warrant a title shot.
I saw put Cejudo and DJ in there together. What else is there to do?