Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight champion, TJ Dillashaw, recently dropped down to the 125-pound weight class in an attempt to become the promotion’s latest “champ-champ” by taking out reigning flyweight kingpin, Henry Cejudo.
The result was an unmitigated disaster.
Not just because Dillashaw was put to bed in the opening frame (replay), but also because of the incessant whining that followed his mildly-controversial finish. To date, the self-admitted “sore loser” is still complaining that he got robbed by referee Kevin MacDonald.
Safe to say former opponent and ex-bantamweight champion, Dominick Cruz, remains unimpressed.
“I look at this and say, is this how insignificantly stupid you are?” Cruz told UFC Unfiltered (via MMA Fighting). “To think you complaining and whining about a stoppage is gonna change anything? You just sound like a moron. Like, nothing is gonna change. You might as well just accept what just happened to you and try to grab a hold of your balls instead of run from them and admit the loss. Because you just got knocked out by a [125er]. And you dropped down to a weight class that dried out your brain and you might not have been as durable as you are at 135.”
Cruz is no stranger to Dillashaw, having edged his way to a split-decision win over his longtime rival back in early 2016. The introduction of Cody Garbrandt as a top contender, as well as injuries to “The Dominator,” have kept them from running it back.
“It’s a sad display for me for the 135-pound division,” Cruz said. “It just showed what a weak-minded champion we have, in my personal opinion, to not admit defeat when it happens and just make a bunch of sorry excuses. He should just take it and move on, because he’s still got the belt. He’s still going to fight. He’s gonna get another shot. He’s not injured, he’s not hurt. So it’s like, what kind of example are you leaving for yourself and everybody else just crying and whining about nothing that can be changed?”
Promotion president Dana White, no fan of the flyweight division, has not ruled out a rematch between Dillashaw and Cejudo at 135 pounds, which is not the kind of news this top contender wants to hear.