MONDAY NEWS DIGEST 1/14: Henry Cejudo critical of Dillashaw’s new look, Miocic-Cormier 2 talk, and more

By Cole Henry, mmatorch Contributor

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Henry Cejudo speaks on TJ Dillashaw’s weight cut

Much has been said lately about the body transformation that we have seen from TJ Dillashaw since he has decided to move down to flyweight. Some of the more interesting statements, such as the one he made today on the “The MMA Hour” have been made by Dillashaw’s opponent, Henry Cejudo.

“Personally, I think he looks like Pee-wee Herman if you ask me,” Cejudo said. “In the physique way, I really do feel like he looks like Pee-wee Herman. I thought he’d have a little more bulk to him, but I guess not. He’s not looking so well. It looks like he needs a cup of water. He looks like a cross country runner.”

Whether or not Dillashaw looks like Pee-Wee Herman is up to debate and unfortunately that is not the debate that will be settled this weekend. Assuming that both fighters do make weight, we will see them compete in the main event of UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ 1, in what is sure to be a great fight between two highly skilled competitors. Dillashaw, of course, has claimed that the weight cut will not be an issue and he has even stated that he will have an easier time making flyweight than his opponent. This is an interesting statement to make considering that Cejudo has in fact struggled with weight in the past. With the news that the flyweight division may be sticking around, it seems like these two could be developing a rivalry that could perhaps give the division the shot in the arm that is has needed for some time.

Miocic vs. Cormier 2?

Stipe Miocic has made it clear that he would like to retire as the greatest heavyweight fighter ever. He also likely knows that will be difficult for him to accomplish if he has a loss to Daniel Cormier on his record. So Miocic really wants a rematch

“March 20 is coming up quick. Let’s settle this and get this fight on the books before you blow the candles out on that cake.”

Since losing his belt, Miocic has spent a lot of energy trying to coax Cormier into a rematch. With just a few fights left in his career and a decisive victory over Miocic already on his resume, one has to wonder if DC will be swayed.

Gordon Ryan: King of…MMA?

Gordon Ryan is a spectacular Nogi BJJ grappler. If you ask him, he would even go as far as to say that he’s the best and he has a resume that can back the claim up. But it seems as though Ryan is not happy keeping his talents just in BJJ. Today on the MMAHour, Ryan stated his intentions to eventually move into MMA. This is something we have recently witnessed from his teammate and fellow BJJ champion, Garry Tonan. If Ryan focuses on MMA in the same way that he has focused on BJJ he could certainly be a prospect to watch in the future.

Cat Zingano to appeal loss

It is now confirmed that Cat Zingano will be appealing her UFC 232 loss to Megan Anderson. Zingano was stopped after receiving a toe to the eye via a Headkick from Anderson. Andy Foster has stated that the fight ending strike was legal but perhaps Zingano believes she still has options.

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