It only took Henry Cejudo 32 seconds to secure his first UFC title defense. After catching TJ Dillashaw early into the fight, the ‘Messenger’ only needed some additional follow-up punches in order to earn a stoppage from the referee. On Twitter, pro fighters were amazed.
I know exactly what is going on in TJ’s head at that moment.— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) January 20, 2019
Wow!!! Cejudo look like a monster!— Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) January 20, 2019
Cejudo was on fire! Had a feeling he was gonna get it done when the fight got announced, can’t wait to see the rematch at bantamweight! #UFCOnESPN— Shane Burgos (@HurricaneShaneB) January 20, 2019
Idk what to say.— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) January 20, 2019
Idk how to feel.
Still trying to process what just happened...#UFCBrooklyn
Great job by Cejudo— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) January 20, 2019
Mma is disrespectful and gives 0 fux about no ones plans #UFConESPN— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) January 20, 2019
— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) January 20, 2019
Olympic athletes is a different level people. Congratulations @HenryCejudo— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) January 20, 2019
Wow that was fast— Junior Dos Santos ️➕ (@junior_cigano) January 20, 2019
And just like that Henry Cejudo saves the UFC Fly Weight Division. Congrats sir— Nam Phan (@NamPhanMMA) January 20, 2019
Unlucky T.J on your attempt at Champ Champ™️ status.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 20, 2019
Respect for your weight cut. I have been there and it is not easy.
Unlucky Henry on your attempt at fastest K.O in a UFC title fight.
I have been there, and I still am.
Congrats on the win.
The O.G Champ Champ.
Did you guys see it just happened again.— Junior Dos Santos ️➕ (@junior_cigano) January 20, 2019
I don’t think it was a wrong stoppage
But as we all saw TJ was still there trying so why not allow him to try.
Certainly Cejudo would keep punching and finish him but let it happen that way then. It would leave no doubts to nobody.