Pedro Munhoz Wants Actual Bantamweights To Battle For The UFC Bantamweight Title

It was recently revealed by UFC President Dana White that UFC Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo and Marlon Moraes may battle for the vacant UFC Bantamweight Title.

Pedro Munhoz is ranked #4 in the bantamweight division and believes that only true 135 pounders should be battling for the vacant gold.

UFC Scraps Another Bout On Fight Night, More News | Fightful Fix Roundup

“Marlon was probably going to face T.J. if the Cejudo fight didn’t happen first,” he said to MMA Junkie. “Now, I think the UFC should let actual bantamweights fight for the vacant belt. That would be Marlon and me.”

The reason that the UFC Bantamweight Title was vacated is due to the fact that adverse findings were discovered in a drug test on then UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw.

Munhoz, who never got the chance to fight Dillashaw, calls the whole situation surround the belt “unfortunate.”

“It’s unfortunate for Dillashaw,” Munhoz said. “But it’s fortunate for the rest of us, since he was probably going to rematch (Henry) Cejudo, holding out the bantamweight division yet again. Now, I think that since T.J. relinquished the belt, we can forget about the rivalry with Cejudo and let the bantamweights move forward.”

There is no word yet on when the potential bout for the vacant bantamweight title will go down, but a victory for Cejudo would make him just a handful of fighters to hold two belts in two different weight classes at the exact same time.

Get exclusive combat sports content on Fightful Select, our premium news service! Click here to learn more.
From The Web