Former UFC bantamweight and flyweight champion Henry Cejudo is retired, however he’s nonetheless concerned with combating Alexander Volkanovski for featherweight gold.
Cejudo shocked the MMA neighborhood by saying his retirement after he defeated Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 in Might. Since then, he’s made it clear that he would finish his retirement for the proper alternative, equivalent to a boxing match with Ryan Garcia, or a featherweight title combat with Volkanovski.
If Cejudo had been to defeat Volkanovski, in spite of everything, he’d change into the primary fighter in UFC historical past to win titles in three weight courses. It might be a very huge accomplishment.
Chatting with Adam Glyn, Cejudo defined why he’s so taken with the concept of turning into a three-division champion.
“I really feel like me profitable a 3rd belt within the UFC would cement me as the best fighter of all time within the sport of blended martial arts, as a result of no one will be capable of do this however ‘Triple C,’” Cejudo mentioned (through MMA Junkie).
Volkanovski fought at UFC 251 final weekend, when he defended the featherweight title with a controversial resolution win over Max Holloway. Cejudo says he was rooting for Volkanovski, as he views him because the extra favorable matchup of the 2, however believes Holloway ought to have been awarded the choice win.
With the featherweight belt round Volkanovski’s waist, after all, Cejudo might nonetheless conceivably get the combat he desires. But he says the featherweight champion is “scared” to signal the contract.
“I assumed Holloway in all probability gained that combat,” Cejudo mentioned. “Holloway gained, man. It’s unlucky. I used to be going for Volkanovski as a result of I believe it’s only a higher matchup for me. He’s solely about 2 inches taller than me, so I really feel like he’d be a greater matchup for me if we had been to ever combat – if he wasn’t so scared and never scared to signal the rattling contract.”
Does a featherweight title combat between Henry Cejudo and Alexander Volkanovski curiosity you?