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Midnight Mania! Henry Cejudo slams Aljamain Sterling for ‘hate crime’ win over ‘handicapped’ TJ Dillashaw

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UFC 280: Sterling v Dillashaw Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

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Perhaps the largest and least expected winner at UFC 280 was Henry Cejudo.

Prior to the event, Cejudo was not widely considered as an immediate contender at 135 pounds. Though he retired with that title and has since returned to the USADA testing pool, Cejudo seemed really insistent on chasing Alexander Volkanovski for a third UFC title. “The Great” never appeared interested, and his move to Lightweight seemingly hurt Cejudo’s chances of returning to a title shot.

Then, UFC 280! Aljamain Sterling defeated a wounded TJ Dillashaw in dominant but weird fashion. Sean O’Malley won, but his victory over Petr Yan was controversial enough to make a title shot right now feel strange. Marlon Vera is in talks to fight Cory Sandhagen, and Sterling won’t fight team mate Merab Dvalishvili, who retired Jose Aldo just last month!

There’s suddenly an opening for a title shot, and Cejudo is in pursuit. He’s been doing his best to generate interest in the match up with his trademark cringe trash talk, and this time around, he’s mocking Sterling for beating up an injured opponent.

“Hey Alljizzlame,” Cejudo tweeted. “Your last 3 Fights.
1. Beat Yan via Academy Award
2. Gifted Dec via Guilt
3. Hate Crime over Handicapped Fighter

Sign the Contract”

“Alljizzlame” may just be a worse nickname than any of the garbage Colby Covington has concocted over the years. Still, in his post-fight interview, Sterling expressed a willingness to face whoever UFC put in front of him. Is “Triple C” now the fight to make?


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