Henry Cejudo seems to want to compete again. The former bantamweight and flyweight champion recently spoke after Alex Volanovski’s fight against Brian Ortega.
TMZ spoke to Henry Cejudo about the title fight. The former champion had choice words when it came to Alex Volkanovski.
“Alexander the Average, that overgrown dwarf,” Cejudo told TMZ Sports (transcript via MMAFighting). “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.
Henry Cejudo has been retired since his fight with Dominick Cruz in 2020. A comeback would be complicated as Cejudo is out of the USADA test pool.
The fight against Volkanovski seems interesting to him. A third belt would do a lot for his heritage.
“Not only do I believe I can beat him, I know I can stop him,” Cejudo said. “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. 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 straight on me: I’m the greatest combat athlete of all time and I promise you, if you give me the chance I’ll take that guy down no less of three rounds.