Dillashaw has said in interviews during the lead up to the event that the weight cut is going well, but Cejudo claims that he looks more light a cross country runner than a fighter as a result.
“Personally, I think he looks like Pee-wee Herman if you ask me,” Cejudo said on The MMA Hour. “In the physique way, I really do feel like he looks like Pee-wee Herman. … I thought he’d have a little more bulk to him, but I guess not. He’s not looking so well. It looks like he needs a cup of water. He looks like a cross country runner.”
Cejudo has spent the majority of his professional MMA career competing at flyweight, while Dillashaw is making his divisional debut on Saturday Night.
The flyweight champion says he’ll fight Dillashaw in Brooklyn, whether Dillashaw makes weight or not.
“All of that’s going to be on the menu. All of that. Everything you just said is going to be on the menu,” Cejudo said. “Whether he makes weight or not, we’re fighting Saturday night, so he can do whatever he wants to do. But anybody could say they could make weight. If you’ve never cut weight [to 125 pounds] — I know what it feels like to make that weight, any true flyweight knows exactly what it feels like to cut an extra 10 pounds. He’s going to feel it Saturday night, and I’m looking to expose him.”
UFC Fight Night Brooklyn takes place on Saturday, January 19 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York with Henry Cejudo and TJ Dillashaw headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.