Former UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson lost the strap to Henry Cejudo via split decision at UFC 227.
The fighter not only lost the title at the event, but may have also suffered a pair of injuries as well.
“I think I probably tore my right LCL and then my right foot might be broken,” Johnson said at the UFC 227 post-fight press conference. “Losing happens. Every great champion loses. I’ve lost before when I fought Dom (Cruz), I lose in the gym, so I’m fine. I’m more upset about the injuries, but other than that, I’m okay.”
There is no word yet on how long Johnson could be out of action for, but more should be known once medical testing begins.
Johnson would like to have a third bout against Cejudo, but only after his injuries have the proper amount of time to heal.
“Of course, yeah. It wasn’t like he blew me out of the water, like I said,” Johnson said. “First things first, I’m not going to sit here and be like, ‘Oh, I want a rematch, blah, blah, blah.’ I need to get healthy first. My health is number one and I’m not going to sign a contract if I can’t get through eight weeks of training camp to get ready for a fight; so, first things first, I’ll get home, get an MRI on my knee, my foot, see what the damage is, get that healed up, start training, go from there.”
Cejudo ended a five plus year flyweight title reign for Johnson, which began all the way back at UFC 152 in September of 2012.