Cejudo names ‘biggest threat’ to UFC’s top middleweights



Henry Cejudo has named the fighter who can cause trouble for the entire middleweight division.

During his UFC career, Henry Cejudo was the best in the lightweight divisions. He was champion at 125 and 135 pounds and beat some of the best that ever fought in the organization. Since retiring, Cejudo has taken what he has learned throughout his life participating in combat sports and uses that knowledge to further his YouTube channel. Cejudo can often be found on social media breaking down fighters and giving predictions.

Although the highest Cejudo ever officially weighed in for the UFC was 135 pounds, he is now looking at all divisions and has found some interest in middleweight. The 185-pound division is one of the most exciting right now and with the addition of newly signed wrestling star Bo Nickal, the fun has only just begun.

Henry Cejudo thinks Bo Nickal could be a tough test for Israel Adesanya

Before turning to MMA, Cejudo was one of the best wrestlers in the world. He won a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in freestyle wrestling. He may be a little biased when it comes to backing another wrestler, but Cejudo sees promise in Nickal and thinks he could give the top fighters in the division a run for their money.

“There is going to come a time when he (Adesanya) is going to run into a Khamzat or he is going to run into a guy like Bo. Then that’s it, that’s all she wrote,” he said on his YouTube channel. “Bo Nickal, even though he’s only 3-0, he’ll be the most big threat to all those guys because of his over the top control. It’s not just his wrestling, it’s his folk wrestling, American wrestling, where his superior control is ridiculous. It is incomparable.

Nickal is yet to record a UFC win so he may have a long way to go before meeting Adesanya, but eyes are already on him. He called Khamzat Chimaev and, being so recognizable, he could climb the rankings pretty quickly. Nickal’s first UFC fight was scheduled for December 10 against Jamie Pickett, but that fight was canceled due to Nickal’s injury.

Do you think Henry Cejudo’s assessment of Bo Nickal is accurate?

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