Is the foundation added to a UFC bantam weight title battle between No. 1 competitor Marlon Moraes and flyweight champion Henry Cejudo?
The UFC's 135-pound division was tossed in disarray early Wednesday when champion TJ Dillashaw announced that he had been flagged for a potentially US anti-doping agency violation and would refrain from his title belt. On Wednesday night, Cejudo and Moraes – who share the same manager in Ali Abdelaziz – went back and forth on Twitter.
It all started with a comment Cejudo made to ESPN's Ariel Helwani in which he should be both weight and weight weight known as the "Cejudoweight Division". It got a response from Moraes who is convinced he will get a shot at the vacant title.
"Tell Cejudo to stay in his path" Moraes said . "We all saw what happened to T.J. changing weight classes last time. If he is thinking of bringing his little ass up to 135, he has problems."
Dillashaw raised his belt so who would fight for the UFC's Bantamweight title?
Cejudo doesn't let one glide and mocker Moraes previously standing as the World Series of Fighting Champion (via Twitter ).
I was the youngest Olympic gold medal. I'm a UFC flyweight champion and I've just beaten a PED user for 32 seconds. You think I'm afraid of a World Series of Fighting past champion? Lol
Moraes' response contained a shot at Cejudo with a celebrity in the WWE star Nikki Bella (via Twitter ).
Be humiliated, my friend takes care of your business I will take care of me, or you knock me out worse than you did with the WWE girl # bantamweight division
Before the amazing development of the Dillashaw drug test, there had been talk of him either having a rematch with Cejudo – of 125 or 135 – or defending his title against Moraes. Now everyone with the weight loss changes the title vacant. Cejudo and Moraes are already making noise.
Cejudo (14-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) is currently on a four-match match and his stock has never been higher after a continuous victory over Demetrious Johnson to claim title and Dillashaw in his first title defense.
Meanwhile, Moraes (22-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is also on a four-match winning knit that includes three straight first round finishes over the top 135 pound competitors Aljamain Sterling, Jimmie Rivera and Raphael Assuncao.
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