‘They don’t have the skills’ – Henry Cejudo says boxing fighters wouldn’t last a minute in the MMA cage


Many MMA fighters have tried their hand at boxing. This includes names like Tyron Woodley, Conor McGregor, and Anderson Silva. Meanwhile, fighters like Francis Ngannou and Stipe Miocic have expressed their wish to try boxing. So it has become common to see MMA fighters in the boxing ring. However, seeing boxers trying their hand at mixed martial arts is rather rare.


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One exception is Claressa Shields, who entered MMA as a boxer and is currently 1-1. But aside from Shields, few have made the switch to MMA.


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‘The Schmo’ and Henry Cejudo discussed this issue, and the latter gave his thoughts on why boxers typically don’t enter MMA. Cejudo said, “They don’t have the skills. … He’s a different man but being a pure boxer, going to wrestling, even Claressa, look how terrible she looked in the cage. Terrible! And they were trying to feed her with someone she was supposed to beat. She was supposed to beat.

Cejudo further stated, “It’s just different, Schmo. These guys won’t last a minute in that cage with ‘Triple C’.

James Toney, Holly Holm and Ricardo Mayorga are boxers who entered the world of MMA as boxing fighters. Holly Holm not only managed to have a great boxing career, but when she beat MMA star Ronda Rousey, her name exploded.

Henry Cejudo: his MMA career

Cejudo began his professional MMA career in 2013 and won the first ten fights of his career in quick succession. In 2014 he entered the UFC and after just five fights in the UFC he fought for the title. However, he lost the title fight to Demetrious Johnson. In 2018, he again fought Johnson for the title and won.


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The fighter became the champion of two divisions: flyweight and bantamweight. He showed the qualities of a complete fighter and that helped him to occupy both titles. He retired in 2020 after his last fight against Dominick Cruz. Fans would love to see him back in the Octagon if he returns.

Cejudo was also an Olympic gold medalist. In 2008, he won gold in freestyle wrestling in the 55kg division.


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