Henry Cejudo states it is his fault Jose Aldo will be preventing for the bantamweight title at UFC 251.
Cejudo named out Aldo for his to start with title protection and bought his desire. He was established to fight the Brazilian on May possibly 9 at UFC 250 in Brazil. Nevertheless, the occasion was canceled thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Aldo struggle was in the long run scrapped as he was replaced by Dominick Cruz.
“Triple C” then scored a TKO earn in excess of Cruz and shockingly declared his retirement from the sport. The UFC then immediately booked Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo for the vacant belt. Cejudo thinks it is his fault the Brazilian is nevertheless acquiring a title shot even with remaining a two-fight dropping skid and becoming -1 at bantamweight.
“It’s definitely my fault. It is my fault that Jose Aldo is battling for the belt due to the fact that’s who I was originally supposed to struggle [before] Dominick,” Henry Cejudo mentioned on Joe Rogan’s Podcast. “But, this complete COVID matter occurred, so Aldo was gonna fight for the title. Then it is like you cannot do that to him, so the UFC, they trapped to their phrase. And they gave him the title shot. At least that is what I assume.”
If it was up to Henry Cejudo, he states it ought to be Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling for the vacant belt. But, the former champ has questions on just how good the Russian is as he does not consider his degree of level of competition is that fantastic.
“Even somebody like Petr Yan, how unsafe is he? Yeah, he beat Urijah but Uirjah has been out for a moment,” he mentioned. “Besides Urijah, whats an additional major name that dude has crushed?”
Yan and Aldo will fight on Struggle Island on July 11 at UFC 251. It ought to be anticipated Sterling will struggle the winner.
What do you make of Henry Cejudo saying it’s his fault Jose Aldo is preventing for the belt?