Daily Debate results: Whose path to UFC champ-champ status was the toughest?
History was made Saturday night at UFC 238 when Henry Cejudo became just the fourth fighter in UFC history to hold two belts at the same time.
Cejudo (15-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) took out Marlon Moraes (22-6-1 MMA, 4-2 UFC) with a third-round TKO to win the vacant bantamweight title. He added it to the flyweight belt he won in August 2018 against longtime champ Demetrious Johnson.
In November 2016, Conor McGregor became the first fighter in UFC history to have two concurrent titles when he won the lightweight belt to go with his featherweight strap. In 2018, McGregor was joined on that exclusive list by Daniel Cormier, who became the heavyweight champion at the same time he was light heavyweight champ. And late that year, Amanda Nunes unseated Cris Cyborg to become both the women’s featherweight and women’s bantamweight titleholder.
In each case, a fighter who was champion at a lower weight class moved up to the division above to go after the second title.
So in our latest Daily Debate question, we wondered whose path to champ-champ status was the hardest between those four elite fighters and future UFC Hall of Famers.
The results, via Twitter, were one of our closest polls in recent memory:
To hear the MMA Junkie Radio hosts discuss the topic, watch the video above.
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