Henry Cejudo has a vision for Ilia Topuria ’s first title defense, and it requires shaking up the UFC 300 lineup. The UFC’s new featherweight champion has quickly become a star, and has called for several fights outside his division. Cejudo, a former two-division UFC champ, knows a thing or two about chasing big fights in different divisions, but thinks Topuria isn’t quite ready to do that just yet. “For Ilia Topuria, there’s too many guys at featherweight for him,” Cejudo told MMA Junkie. “It’s almost like he kind of skipped the line to the belt by just fighting Josh Emmett. No pushback on Josh Emmett, but he’s lost to a lot of people.” Topuria’s win over Emmett was his sixth victory in the UFC, which followed a stoppage over Bryce Mitchell.

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Henry Cejudo: Pull Max Holloway from UFC 300 bout vs. Justin Gaethje to fight Ilia Topuria in Spain – MMA Junkie

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