“I was very happy I was able to take the belt,” Horiguchi told ESPN after the fight. The ATT fighter is hoping to fight as often as he can going forward, and is reportedly contractually obligated to defend his newly captured belt at least once a year.
However, while he may not know exactly against whom or when his next fight will be, when asked about Henry Cejudo’s recent title winning performance over Marlon Moraes, the 28-year-old was emphatic about his desire to fight the UFC’s newest ‘double champ.’
“Me. Me Better!” Horiguchi said, breaking into English, when asked about Cejudo. “I want to fight Henry Cejudo. Yeah. Let’s go fight.”