The pair met in the main event of UFC 227 in Los Angeles in a hotly-anticipated rematch for the bantamweight title, and once again it was Dillashaw whose power and composure held sway in another wild fight. Dillashaw made it clear he's perfectly happy as the world's best bantamweight, ruling over Garbrandt and Cruz.
The dramatic victory for Cejudo throws chaos to the sport's pound-for-pound rankings as Johnson, 31, entered not just as the universally renown best fighter in the sport but among a shortlist of those in contention for G.O.A.T. status.
"I don't know what the fight to make is right now for these two, but we'll see", White said.
Cejudo ended Demetrious Johnson's almost six-year reign as the UFC flyweight champion Saturday night at Staples Center, earning a split-decision victory over the most dominant active champion in the sport.
It gave Dillashaw his second-straight stoppage win over Garbrandt after taking the belt from his rival with a second-round finish at UFC 217 last November in a fight that saw Dillashaw dropped early but bounced back to win by KO.
But Cejudo, who was stopped in decisive fashion by Johnson in their first meeting at UFC 197 in April 2016, showed huge improvement as he overcame a first-round issue with the nerves in his ankle to defeat Johnson via split decision.
"He's a big dude and I would feel each time we would clash and he would get big shots off. I got a little excited when I should have slowed down and finished him, but I got the job done".
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"I love to fight and I thank you all for your support", said Dillashaw from The Octagon at Staples Center.
Dillashaw held the 135-pound title belt for almost two years before losing it to Dominick Cruz on a debatable split decision in early 2016.
After Cejudo's victory, the new 125-pound champ called for a superfight with the victor of the 135-pound main event.
"Henry Cejudo, let's go baby!", Dillashaw said after his win.
Johnson, who didn't appear to be upset with the judges' call, was the only flyweight champion in UFC history.
The two were trading shots in what was a high-paced bout from the start. The luminaries at cageside included Matt Damon, Chris Pratt, Miles Teller, Mickey Rourke and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.