Henry Cejudo: ‘Show Me the Money’ and I’ll End UFC Retirement

Retired UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo told ESPN’s Marc Raimondi that UFC has to pay up for him to return back to the Octagon. “Show me the money,” Cejudo said…

Retired UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo told ESPN’s Marc Raimondi that UFC has to pay up for him to return back to the Octagon. “Show me the money,” Cejudo said…

Alexander Volkanovski Shuts Down Henry Cejudo Superfight

Alexander Volkanovski will not be fighting Henry Cejudo next time out, according to the featherweight champ. Ever since Volkanovski defended his belt against Max Holloway at UFC 251, Cejudo has been calling for the superfight. He wants to become C4 and…

Alexander Volkanovski will not be fighting Henry Cejudo next time out, according to the featherweight champ. Ever since Volkanovski defended his belt against Max Holloway at UFC 251, Cejudo has been calling for the superfight. He wants to become C4 and be the first person to ever win belts in three different weight classes. Yet, […]

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Alexander Volkanovski Shrugs Off Henry Cejudo Fight

Cejudo VolkanovskiUFC featherweight king Alexander Volkanovski (22-1) claims that no contract has been offered for him to fight Henry Cejudo and that he’s only interested in fighting No. 1 contenders in his division. Cejudo (16-2) retired after he TKO’d Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 in Jacksonville to retain his bantamweight crown, however he has been vocal in voicing […]

Cejudo Volkanovski

UFC featherweight king Alexander Volkanovski (22-1) claims that no contract has been offered for him to fight Henry Cejudo and that he’s only interested in fighting No. 1 contenders in his division.

Cejudo (16-2) retired after he TKO’d Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 in Jacksonville to retain his bantamweight crown, however he has been vocal in voicing his thoughts that the only fight that would interest him and have him returning is a fight against Volkanovski for the Featherweight title, even referring to himself as “C4”. However it seems the current champ has no interest in the fight.

Speaking to MMA Junkie Volkanovski said about a potential fight against Cejudo “It’s funny, I have a laugh about it, but I don’t know how people are taking it, if they really think that I’m not signing some contract that supposedly I’m meant to sign”, he even claims that Cejudo is the only one “begging’ for the fight, “No one has talked to me about this at all, except Cejudo. I just keep seeing him begging, absolutely begging Dana White to give him a shot.”

Volkanovski goes on to say “It’s the cringe, what are you going to do? If it was going to ever happen, it had to be before. Now look at the division. We got all these guys that are fighting for the No. 1 contender (spot). For me to take a fight later this year with Cejudo, it just does not make sense. Again, I want them No. 1 contenders, but if the UFC just really did push that on me, alright fine. I’ll whoop his ass then I can take on a No. 1 contender. But again, that’s not me. I want to be the type of champion that takes on No. 1 contenders.”

The No. 1 contender fights Volkanovski is alluding to is the October 17 main event between Brian Ortega and The Korean Zombie and the targeted matchup of Zabit Magomedsharipov and Yair Rodriguez that has been booked and cancelled more than once.

Do you think we ever get to see Volkanovski vs Cejudo?

Henry Cejudo Believes Sean O’Malley Is Buying Into His Own Hype

Despite retiring in May of this year, Henry Cejudo has had no problem continuing to make headlines. He enjoys trolling fighters, especially fighters in his weight class of 135 lbs, and Sean O’Malley is the most recent of which he’s targeted. ‘Triple-C’ recently went onto Mike Swick’s podcast to discuss some things, one of which […]

Despite retiring in May of this year, Henry Cejudo has had no problem continuing to make headlines. He enjoys trolling fighters, especially fighters in his weight class of 135 lbs, and Sean O’Malley is the most recent of which he’s targeted.

‘Triple-C’ recently went onto Mike Swick’s podcast to discuss some things, one of which was ‘Sugar’ Sean O’Malley. Swick asked the former Olympian what his thoughts on the 25-year-old talent were:

“I’ll be honest with you Mike, I actually like the kid. In some way I’m like hating on him, but in some way I like him, I’m weird like that. But I honestly, I wish the kid the best, but I also think that he thinks he’s better than what he really is. You know what I’m saying?

“He has, even though he has the gifts, he’s got great distance, he’s got great demeanor, great fakes man. I watch of his, I’m like, very subtle. I look at all these minor little details. But, he hasn’t been built to freaking last, he hasn’t been through a war where somebody, you can give the pain, but can you take the pain?

“And that’s the difference between somebody like Sean O’Malley and me. Yeah does he have probably better striking than me? Probably, because of his length and his range and whatnot, it makes him a little dangerous, but you just gotta be the full package. You know what I’m saying?

“And it’s ironic that you didn’t have (Marlon) ‘Chito’ Vera on your thing, and right before he fought Sean O’Malley, I’m like ‘hey listen dude’, I sent him a message and we’re not even friends man, but we have a lot of friends in common. I’m like, ‘listen man, the way to beat this dude, make him fight his B-side.

“Put him in the clinch, put him against the cage, and because of his stance, he’s heavy with his left leg forward.’ I said, ‘smoke the hands, and take out the fucking kicks.

“Smoke the hands and just blasting that front kick, that calf kick, ’cause it’s been taking everybody out.’ And it’s happened to me with Demetrious (Johnson), this is why I kind of went from the karate stance to a little more neutral because people were catching onto it a little bit too much.”

Cejudo went on to say: “He (Vera) answered me right away. He’s like, ‘man that’s good to hear from you champ, that means a lot to me.’

“So I didn’t give him the gameplan, ’cause I think they already had that down, but I kinda, when somebody’s able to tell you, convey to you, it just assures it to you so much better when you fight. But you gotta have it here (points to head) when you fight.”

It’s great to see Cejudo still keeping up with the sport today in his retirement. It’s too bad he left, he retired too soon, leaving us all wanting more. He also stated that he’s 33-years-old, in the prime of his career, but he’s also satisfied with everything he’s done.

His accomplishments include an Olympic gold medal in freestyle wrestling, a gold medal in the Pan American Games, three gold medals in the Pan American Championships, a bronze medal in the Wrestling World Cup, and a UFC champion at 125 lbs and 135 lbs, both titles of which he vacated, and both of which he defended once.

However, there is one fight that would bring him back to MMA, and this won’t come as a surprise because we’ve all heard him talk about it, a title shot against UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski.

He also expressed interest in a modified rules boxing bout with the 20-0 multiple-time boxing champion Ryan Garcia, who’s also a 15-time amateur champion in the sport with a 215-15 record.

Who knows, maybe we’ll end up seeing him versus Sean O’Malley down the line. Cejudo only left a few months ago and he’s on top of his game, and O’Malley will continue getting better for at least five years to come.

Donald Trump Rally: UFC Stars Show Support

President Donald TrumpDonald Trump held a presidential campaign event in Nevada and amongst the big crowd were several UFC personalities. This included, UFC President Dana White and a handful of his fighters were in attendance to show support for the US President. The group included UFC Lightweight Interim Champion Justin Gaethje, former double-champ Henry Cejudo and long-time […]

President Donald Trump

Donald Trump held a presidential campaign event in Nevada and amongst the big crowd were several UFC personalities. This included, UFC President Dana White and a handful of his fighters were in attendance to show support for the US President. The group included UFC Lightweight Interim Champion Justin Gaethje, former double-champ Henry Cejudo and long-time Trump fan Colby Covington.

Trump showed the highest praise to White in front of the large crowd, calling him “so smart, so tough, so cunning,” as well as boasting about how he helped the UFC in its early days.

“I gave (Dana White) a place a long time ago,” Trump said about letting UFC use his venue. “All I know, is just like we have outside, we had lines. I was like ‘what the hell is going on here, Dana? This place is packed!’ We were packed, we had thousands of people.

“I was so nice, I said ‘let’s do it again, Dana.’ We did it again, and again, and again, and it became the UFC. And he sold it, and had a big chunk of it, and he got four billion dollars — what he sold it, four billion! That’s not too bad, Dana!

“He’s an incredible guy, and he also loves his fighters. He wants to take care of his fighters, and he brought some of them, among the best.”

Trump also made sure to give praise to the fighters present during his speech by saying they have “a lot of muscles” and “a lot of genius.”

Cejudo and Gaethje happily took photos and videos of themselves sitting next to White from the front row of the campaign event. In these social media videos, the former two-division champion Cejudo was loud and proud with his support as he repeatedly exclaimed “Trump Nation” whilst sat next to Gaethje and their manager Ali Abdelaziz.

White and the UFC’s vocal support for Trump’s re-election hasn’t gone unnoticed. Subsequently, the US President returned the favour by praising the organisation to his masses and promoting the UFC’s upcoming events.

Trump put his weight behind the upcoming title bout between Gaethje and the champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. To his supporters, Trump declared it “a tremendous fight coming up against the number one rated pound-for-pound fighter” and that “we’re going to be watching. It’s right before the election, but we’re going to be watching it, okay? I’ll be watching. You better believe it. It’s going to be an incredible fight.”

The President stepped in front of the camera to shoot a backstage video with Covington to promote the upcoming Coving fight with Tyron Woodley this weekend.

What do you think about the UFC supporting Donald Trump?

Henry Cejudo Asks Dana White To Allow Him To Introduce ‘C4’

Henry CejudoHenry Cejudo wants the world to know C4. When Cejudo retired from MMA in May following his TKO win over Dominick Cruz, Cejudo was known as “Triple C” for being a two-weight UFC champion and an Olympic gold medallist. Now, however, he wants to be known as C4 and become a three-weight UFC champion as […]

Henry Cejudo

Henry Cejudo wants the world to know C4.

When Cejudo retired from MMA in May following his TKO win over Dominick Cruz, Cejudo was known as “Triple C” for being a two-weight UFC champion and an Olympic gold medallist. Now, however, he wants to be known as C4 and become a three-weight UFC champion as he has been calling out Alexander Volkanovski.

“Dear @danawhite a beg you to allow me to introduce myself to the world as C4! #bendtheknee,” Cejudo wrote on Twitter.

Henry Cejudo has been calling out Alexander Volkanovski for quite some time now. He has called him an overgrown midget. However, Triple C did retire after his win over Cruz and did leave the USADA testing pool. Although he announced his retirement many people thought he would return and has made it clear he will only comeback to fight Volkanovski.

“I’ve done everything in MMA,” Cejudo told TMZ Sports.

“I’m satisfied with my career. There would only be one fight that would really bring me back — that would really wake me up in the morning. Other than [boxer] Ryan Garcia, it would be Alexander Volkanovski. That overgrown midget. I would love to make him bend the knee. He’s already halfway there.”

“I want to be different,” Cejudo said. “There’s a lot of champ champs. Obviously there’s only one Triple C — there’s only one Olympic champ, flyweight champ, bantamweight champion of the world. It’s just to cement it and go in the history books as the greatest mixed martial artist of all time.”

Henry Cejudo vs. Alexander Volkanovski would be a massive fight as it would be the first time someone can become a three-weight world champion. Yet, as of right now, there has been no interest from the UFC’s side in making that fight. So, Cejudo is still retired as of right now.

Would you want to see Henry Cejudo vs. Alexander Volkanovski?