Previous two-division UFC winner Henry Cejudo has recently been contacting for a featherweight title shot. UFC President Dana White is not fascinated.
Cejudo, who previously held the UFC bantamweight and featherweight straps, retired final thirty day period soon after a TKO victory more than Dominick Cruz.
Though his retirement does no show up to have been a bluff, Cejudo has conceded that he’d return to action for the right alternatives, these kinds of as a boxing match with Ryan Garcia or a featherweight title fight with reigning winner Alexander Volkanovski.
“I’ve carried out every little thing in MMA,” Cejudo advised TMZ not too long ago. “I’m pleased with my profession. There would only be just one combat that would actually bring me again, that would genuinely wake me up in the early morning. That’s in opposition to other than Ryan Garcia, that would be Alexander Volkanovski, that overgrown midget… I would adore to make him bend the knee. He’s now midway there.
“I want a 3rd title since I want to be different,” Cejudo additional. “There’s a lot of champ-champs. Naturally, there’s only one ‘Triple C.’ There is only one Olympic champ, flyweight champ, bantamweight champion of the entire world but it is just to cement it and go in the background guides as the best combined martial artist of all-time.”
Through final weekend’s UFC on ESPN 11 card, Cejudo as soon as all over again alluded to a go to the featherweight division. At the fruits of the card’s thrilling Josh Emmett vs. Shane Burgos combat, Cejudo referred to the featherweight division as his division.
Fight of the calendar year applicant. Gorgeous to see these two artists go to do the job in MY bodyweight class #UFCVegas3
— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) June 21, 2020
“Fight of the yr candidate. Attractive to see these two artists go to perform in MY fat class,” Cejudo wrote.
This remark from Cejudo prompted a reporter to inquire White about the former two-division champ returning for a featherweight title struggle. The UFC boss was not intrigued in that thought, reiterating that Cejudo is, in truth, retired.
“He’s retired,” White explained (h/t MMA Battling). “I just did yet another interview where by people are asking me about other retired guys. These guys are retired. I’m not even pondering about any of all those men. They’re retired. There are so a lot of youngsters ideal now that are here, that want to combat. All those are the persons that I’m focused on.”
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