Henry Cejudo, Olympic gold medalist and former UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion, wants another shot in the Octagon. After Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski’s brutal five-round war against Brian Ortega at UC 266, Cejudo immediately wanted to shoot the champion, calling him “Alexander the Average” in an interview with TMZ Sports.
“Alexander the Middle, this dwarf overgrown with vegetation. That’s the thing, it’s not even a challenge against that ugly face. It’s really a challenge against Dana White.
Henry Cejudo begs Dana White for featherweight title against “Alexander the Average” Volkanovski
How are you going to doubt an Olympic champion, man? Olympic champion, how are you going to doubt a flyweight champion and a two division champion in the UFC? It’s crazy. Anyone who doubts me is crazy. Let me go upstairs, man.
Cejudo may have retired from MMA last year, but he won’t let a little thing like that stop him from a historic featherweight belt race. If Cejudo can defeat Alexander Volkanovski – and that’s a big if – he’ll be the first three-division champion in UFC history.
“Not only do I believe I can beat him, but I know I can stop him. As much as I have seen good things from Volkanovski, there are still a lot of holes. I think my height would be a problem for him as he is a few inches taller than me.
My speed, my struggle, my experience, I faced the best. Okay, Alexander the Average had a great performance, it was a great fight, I just think I have the “It” factor to beat this guy. Not only to beat this guy, but to stop him.
Let me make history. If he’s that good, let him shut me up. Dana White, if you’re listening, that’s a real message.
Forget the grimace, forget the character, it’s clear: I’m the greatest combat athlete of all time and I promise you, if you give me the chance I’ll take this guy down in no less than three rounds.
Cejudo says a featherweight fight would be “perfect” for this stage of his career. “I weigh 165 pounds, believe it or not. 145 would suit me perfectly.
Again, if anyone doubts that spirit, if you think I won the Olympics because I was lucky or both belts, hate the grimace whatever, but I’m a competitor creepy and just want a challenge.
I want a shot at the legacy. I want a chance to be the first three-time UFC champion, to win three belts on top of my Olympic gold medal. That’s it.”
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