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Flyweight champion Henry Cejudo has responded to the failed drug test and suspension of former bantamweight TJ Dillashaw.
When a fighter fails a drug test many times it can not only affect them but their past opponents as well. In this case, the fighter in question in former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw who announced on Wednesday morning that he has been flagged by the U.S Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and has relinquished his title. Dillashaw is coming off a loss to flyweight champion Henry Cejudo back in January. Wednesday morning ESPN received a statement from Cejudo about Dillashaw.
“I feel bad for him,” Cejudo told Ariel Helwani of ESPN. “Clearly, you’ve gotten your expectations on the market. Some individuals have been wrongly accused prior to now. However individuals like Lance Armstrong and Marion Jones, and I’ve seemed as much as her prior to now, they’ve to like with the remorse and the dishonesty for the remainder of their lives. I actually really feel unhealthy for them.”
Cejudo defeated Dillashaw in simply 32 seconds of the primary spherical at UFC Brooklyn. Because the combat, Cejudo has been campaigning for a rematch with Dillashaw, however at bantamweight. Now with Dillashaw out for at the very least a yr, Cejudo might want to search one other opponent. Not ruling out a transfer to 135 kilos since rumors that the flyweight division might be closed, now that the title is vacant it might be the proper alternative for Cejudo to strive for twin titles.
“I wish to reserve judgment, however I additionally wish to say I by no means want to anybody who makes use of PEDs once more,” Cejudo stated. “There is no such thing as a place for that in MMA. This isn’t basketball or baseball. that is one other human being with four-ounce gloves hitting one other human being. Prayers to him and his household.”
Along with the one-year suspension by the New York State Athletic Fee, Dillashaw was fined $10,000 and might want to endure an investigation by USADA.