UFC two-division champ Henry Cejudo– or ‘Triple C,’ as he calls himself– is making waves in the MMA world with his cringe element. And Demetrious Johnson appears to be a fan of that.
All-time excellent previous UFC champ Johnson left the UFC in 2015 to complete in ONE Championship’s flyweight grand prix. He’s won his very first 2 battles over Yuya Wakamatsu and Tatsumitsu Wada, the latter beginning August 2. As it ends up, Johnson lost his last UFC bout to Cejudo in a hard-fought split choice. ‘The Messenger’ then went on to end up being ‘Triple C’ by winning the uninhabited UFC bantamweight title over Marlon Moraes at UFC 238.
Johnson’s High Praise For Cejudo
While some fighters would be envious a competing took their title, ‘Mighty Mouse’ isn’t because boat. He spoke out on today’s episode of “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show” to offer his take on Cejudo’s special cringe-factor, which has actually included him calling out females’s champ Valentina Shevchenko. Numerous might not, however Johnson really likes what Cejudo is doing:
“I like it. I like it, man. You can’t hate on ‘Triple C,’ what ‘Triple C’s’ done, nobody in this sport of mixed martial arts has been able to do. So you have to give the man the respect that he needs. And you know, he’s doing what he’s doing.”
Bent The Knee?
That appears like exceptionally full marks from a legend. Johnson stopped short when asked about Cejudo’s claim that Johnson had ‘bent the knee’ in a “Game of Thrones” referral. That was something “Mighty Mouse” rejected, however wasn’t excessively worried about it in any case:
“I didn’t bend nothin’. At the end of the day, he’s gonna say these things. And that’s fine for him to say. Did he beat me? Yeah, he beat me. And I move on past it. I don’t dwell on the past, I keep moving, I keep on building my legacy, doing great things in my career. So if he wants to say I bent the knee, that’s fine, what do you want me to say to that? Okay…”
Trilogy Fight Talk
As for an oft-discussed trilogy match with Cejudo, Johnson isn’t in any rush to get that loss back. He pointed to his 2016 destroying of Cejudo prior to noting their 2nd battle was chosen by the thinnest of margins in a split choice. ‘Mighty Mouse’ is more concentrated on enhancing himself and moving on in his profession than returning any of the beats he’s suffered in the past:
“If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t. That’s the thing, a lot of people ask me about Kyoji Horiguchi, the Dominick Cruz, hell, even the Brad Pickett. A loss is a loss. That last fight, I’ve been beaten a lot worse. If you look at my first fight against him where I blew the brakes off him absolutely, then you look at the last fight we had, it was margins, margins from that loss. I’m like, not worried about losses. Losses, you learn from ’em and you keep it moving, and that’s what I’m doing.”
Will ‘Mighty Mouse’ and ‘Triple C’ ever deal with one another in the cage once again?