Tiki Ghosn is Dillashaw’s manager and he wants to see a rematch between the two fighters, no matter what weight class.
“I think it definitely needs to be run back,” Ghosn told MMA Junkie. “It needs to be run back at whatever weight – it just needs to happen again.”
Cejudo has previously said that he would grant Dillashaw a rematch, but Cejudo would like a potential second bout to happen at bantamweight.
“The whole thing is unfortunate – it sucks – and that’s not to take anything away from Cejudo,” Ghosn said. “Being a fighter, I know what these guys go through. I know they’re both prepared and trained their asses off for it. And if it was the flipside, too, and it was the other way around, it would suck. The whole thing’s unfortunate. As a fighter, you want to go until you can’t possibly go anymore. If it was one of those situations where he was knocked out cold, laying on the floor, there woulnd’t be any controversy. The controversial part of this is that they were still in the scramble. Yes, T.J. was in bad position and he had an Olympic wrestler on top of him. But this is MMA and T.J. scrambled out of some bad situations like that, like when he fought Cody (Garbrandt the first time). He came back and finished him.”
The win was a big one for the UFC Flyweight Champion, who may have saved a division that was expected to be eliminated sometime this year.