‘O.G. Champ Champ’ Conor McGregor gives his thoughts on Henry Cejudo’s win against T.J. Dillashaw

‘O.G. Champ Champ’ Conor McGregor gives his thoughts on Henry Cejudo’s win against T.J. Dillashaw

McGregor noted his respect for Dillashaw’s weight cut to 125-pounds, while congratulating Henry Cejudo on the victory.

By John Balfe - 20 Jan 2019

The list of fighters who have held titles in two separate weight classes in the UFC is a small one.

In the past B.J. Penn and Randy Couture famously claimed gold outside of the division in which they claimed their first (though they never held two titles simultaneously) and it wasn’t until Conor McGregor’s November 2016 win against Eddie Alvarez in Madison Square Garden that we got to see a fight hoist UFC world titles on each shoulder, replicating his achievement in Cage Warriors some years prior.

Since then both Daniel Cormier and Amanda Nunes have become double champions but as McGregor noted on social media in the aftermath of T.J. Dillashaw’s loss to Henry Cejudo in Brooklyn on Saturday night, the Dubliner remains the UFC’s ‘O.G. champ champ’.

“Unlucky T.J on your attempt at Champ Champ status,” McGregor wrote. “Respect for your weight cut. I have been there and it is not easy. Unlucky Henry on your attempt at fastest K.O in a UFC title fight. I have been there, and I still am. Congrats on the win. Yours truly, The O.G Champ Champ.”

Of course, the fastest KO in a UFC title fight is still McGregor’s 13-second starching of Jose Aldo to claim the undisputed featherweight title in December 2015 — two seconds quicker than Andrei Arlovski’s win against Paul Buentello many moons ago.

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