Henry Cejudo loses at UFC 197.
This time, Henry’s loss might stem from his underestimation towards his opponent Demetrious Johnson. He was still amazed at what his opponent, flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson did. Not only him, the audience were also in awe at his move. Now Henry is so eager to know what ‘mighty mouse’ can do at bantamweight.
Now this is how Twitter reacts to Demetrious Johnson's title defense against Henry Cejudo at UFC 197.
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"Honestly, that was part of our game plan as a camp," Cejudo said at the UFC 197 post-fight press conference (h/t Luke Thomas of MMA Fighting). "I really did believe I was going to dominate the clinch. Coming from a wrestling background, I felt really strong. It was that first knee that he hit me with. I think he said it during the interview, too. He heard me grunt. I took him down. I could've held him down a little longer, but I was still trying to catch my breath. It was that one knee that really did it.
"When you get hit to the body, you don't even worry about your face no more. So, I just started kinda protecting my body, like hanging my head down. He did a good job. He attacked my body.
"I underestimated his clinch and he hit me to the body on both sides. He did a good job. I underestimated his clinch. The plan was to take him there and then slowly wrestle him. That knee was the difference in that he just beat me up with knees. That was the biggest thing."
After the loss, Henry said he needs to take a little step back and analyze his performance to see and figure out where the things actually went wrong.
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