Henry Cejudo calls Alexander Volkanovski an “overgrown dwarf” (although he is two inches shorter) and claims he would stop the Featherweight King to become the first “triple champion” in the history of the world. ‘UFC
- Alexander Volkanovski has a tight grip on the featherweight as champion since 2019
- He beat Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC 266 to keep the belt
- Former flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo wants to fight him
- Cejudo wants to come out of retirement for what would be a huge game
Henry Cejudo has called UFC flyweight champion Alexander Volkanovski an “invaded dwarf” and wants to come out of retirement to fight him.
The former bantamweight and flyweight champion, who is two inches shorter than the Australian at 5ft 4in, continues his shot at history as no fighter has ever claimed the belt in three divisions.
Cejudo retired last year, feeling there was no one left to conquer, but is now pursuing a lucrative comeback against Volkanovski, who beat Brian Ortega at UFC 266 this weekend.
Henry Cejudo (left) has stepped away from the sport but wants to return for a belt shot from Alexander Volkanovski in a bid to secure an unprecedented third title in different divisions
The Australian defeated Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC 266 on Saturday night
Cejudo told TMZ: ‘Alexander the Average, that overgrown dwarf. That’s the thing, it’s not even a challenge against that ugly face.
“It’s really a challenge against Dana White. 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.
And the 34-year-old believes he has the tools to not only beat Volkanovski, who is on a 20-game winning streak, but put him on the sidelines.
He added: “Not only do I believe I can beat him, I know I can stop him.
“As much as I’ve 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.
Volkanovsky almost submitted to the third round but somehow escaped the guillotine
“My speed, my fight, my experience, I was there against 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 just to beat this guy, but to stop him.
But Cejudo clearly thinks UFC president Dana White is the main obstacle, and there might be a reluctance to simply allow him to return to the sport for a title shot immediately.
Cejudo begged, “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 is quite clear: I am the greatest combat athlete of all time and I promise you, if you give me the opportunity, I will eliminate this guy by no less than three rounds.
“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.’
Cejudo called him a day after beating Dominic Cruz but is hungry for a legacy fight