Henry Cejudo messaged UFC President Dana White in hopes of fighting Alex Volkanovski.
Henry Cejudo (16-2 MMA) last competed at UFC 249 in May 2020, where he successfully defended his bantamweight strap with a TKO victory over Dominick Cruz. Immediately after the end of this competition, “Triple C” would announce his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts.
That said, it didn’t take long for Cejudo to start flirting with the idea of making a comeback. The former Olympic gold medalist has called up several fighters over the past year, including reigning UFC featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski.
After the Australian successfully defended his 145-pound title with a win over Brian Ortega at UFC 266, ‘Triple C’ took to social media to explode his performance.
“The real Alexander the Great conquered the world at 20… you almost got suffocated by a Modelo model. I’m coming for you Fun Sized Matt Serra!
Volkanovski (23-1 MMA) was quick to dismiss Cejudo’s remarks, saying he would ‘crush the little germ’, and soon after he booked a trilogy fight with Max Holloway for the UFC. 272.
However, ‘Blessed’ was forced to withdraw from the fight due to injury and now Volkanovsky needs a new opponent.
While Alex the Great has made it clear that he wants The Korean Zombie to replace Max Holloway at UFC 272, Henry Cejudo has other ideas.
The former two-division UFC champion recently took to social media where he asked Dana White to book him against Volkanovski, while promising he would not withdraw from the fight.
Hey @danawhite give me a shot at Alex. I would never cancel. I’m Mexican and we don’t believe in taking anything out.
– Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) January 9, 2022
“Hey @danawhite give me a shot at Alex. I would never cancel. I’m Mexican and we don’t believe in taking anything away. – Cejudo tweeted.
@danawhite we need a UFC USA champion! I am your best luck. I’m going to put Alex to sleep faster than Joe Biden.
– Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) January 8, 2022
“@Danawhite we need a UFC USA champion! I am your best luck. I’m going to put Alex to sleep faster than Joe Biden!
Do you think Dana White will consider taking Henry Cejudo on his offer to replace Max Holloway against Alex Volkanovski?
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