The main event at Barclays Center was over in 30 seconds, taking with it any chance Dillashaw had at the flyweight championship belt. Nonetheless, there's still plenty of controversy around this decision, as Dillashaw was apparently caught off-guard by the referee's decision to end the fight so quickly.
TJ Dillashaw just told me he’s very upset and the stoppage was terrible. Says he was robbed of an opportunity. Says the referee told him to show him something and he was working on a single leg. Wants n immediate rematch at the same 125 pound weight.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) January 20, 2019
Dillashaw wants an immediate rematch after he was humiliated by Henry Cejudo, although the latter has no real reason to oblige. While Dillashaw's concern is warranted given his miscommunication with the official, this fight wasn't even close. From the outset, Cejudo ambushed Dillashaw, knocking him off his feet within the first 20 seconds of the first round.
Unbelievable! Unbelievvaaablllleee!!! HENRY CEJUDO! Demetrious Johnson, now TJ Dillashaw. And it happened in an instant. Right hand to the temple, TJ couldn't recover. First round TKO.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) January 20, 2019
Claiming he has any right at a rematch after such an emphatic defeat is a bold move, but Dillashaw is marketing himself already. Cejudo's on to the next one.