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UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo fires back at Conor McGregor’s remarks about his division

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Henry Cejudo is the UFC’s flyweight champion. And he apparently does not appreciate Conor McGregor commenting on his division.

Cejudo fired back at McGregor on social media Thursday night, tweeting to the former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion: “Don’t worry about the flyweight division.” McGregor tweeted earlier Thursday, blaming ONE Championship for the UFC’s possible dissolution of the 125-pound weight class.

In the tweet, Cejudo took some shots at McGregor, writing that the former two-weight champ should “worry” about his “wrestling and grappling skills” and “spirit.” McGregor is coming off a loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov via fourth-round submission finish at UFC 229 last month in a lightweight title bout.

This whole thing started when McGregor surprisingly tweeted about the rumors that the UFC could be doing away with its entire flyweight division. McGregor seemed to blame ONE Championship for that, following the UFC’s trade sending former flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson to ONE for Ben Askren. In the tweet, McGregor wrote that ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong must sign the entire flyweight roster if it is released by the UFC, because Sityodtong’s “greed” caused this situation.

“You must now take all the 125lbers that have been let go, Chatri,” McGregor wrote. “You talk all of this Martial Art and respect talk, yet your greed has directly cost more than half a fighting division it’s chance to earn income for their family.”

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