09 Jun - 
Dana White: UFC sticking with flyweight division after Henry Cejudo's 135 title win

CHICAGO – The remaining flyweights in the UFC might be able to breathe a little bit easier. Apparently, their division is safe for now.

UFC president Dana White on Saturday told MMA Junkie at the UFC 238 post-event news conference that the promotion will keep the weight class around. The division has been dogged by rumors for months that the UFC was going to dissolve it, rumors that were emboldened by several fighters in the division being released by the UFC.

In the UFC 238 main event, Henry Cejudo (15-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) stopped Marlon Moraes (22-6-1 MMA, 4-2 UFC) with a third-round TKO to win the vacant bantamweight title, making him a two-division champion. But White thinks Cejudo is capable of moving back and forth between the divisions, and said the flyweight class will remain with Cejudo as its champion.

“Obviously him winning had a lot to do with the division,” White told MMA Junkie. “Did I say it’s going away? Did I say it’s leaving? I haven’t even talked about that division in months. Yes, it is confirmed (it’s sticking around).”

UFC 238 took place Saturday at United Center in Chicago. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass.

White said it’s hard to say Cejudo isn’t one of the best in the business.

“I’m blown away,” White said. “This guy has heard it all, from ‘Oh, you didn’t really beat Demetrious (Johnson),’ ‘It was a fluke when you knocked out T.J. (Dillashaw)’ – you can’t deny the guy anymore. He’s awesome.

“We’ll sit down with him and figure out what he’s talking about (for who he wants to fight next) and what we’ll do.”

For complete coverage of UFC 238, visit the UFC Events section of the site.