Dana White Reveals Comeback Plan For Henry Cejudo

UFC president Dana White wants two-weight champion Henry Cejudo to defend his flyweight title against Joseph Benavidez next. Cejudo became the holder of two titles when he defeated Marlon Moraes to become the bantamweight champion last month. He would call out a number of names at bantamweight afterwards such as Dominick Cruz, Cody Garbrandt and […]

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UFC president Dana White wants two-weight champion Henry Cejudo to defend his flyweight title against Joseph Benavidez next.

Cejudo became the holder of two titles when he defeated Marlon Moraes to become the bantamweight champion last month. He would call out a number of names at bantamweight afterwards such as Dominick Cruz, Cody Garbrandt and Urijah Faber. However, it was all redundant as “The Messenger” will be out for the rest of the year after undergoing surgery.

But given the uncertainty surrounding the flyweight division, many expect him to defend the 135-pound strap next regardless. Will it be against Faber, who recently returned from retirement with a big win over Ricky Simon?

“He [Faber] looked good, man,” White told TMZ. “Not just who he beat, but how he beat him and how he did it. He looked incredible in his hometown that night. I don’t know…Cejudo’s hurt. You don’t know what fights you can make until everyone’s healthy and back. So we’ll see what happens with Cejudo when he gets back.

“He [Faber] proved to me he wasn’t too old because he beat a real guy in devastating fashion. He’s obviously not too old. …We’ll see what happens.”

While White is not certain about Faber getting the next shot, he did seem certain about another challenger in Benavidez. The 34-year-old cemented his place as the No. 1 contender at 125-pounds following his recent win over Jussier Formiga.

Holding a win over Cejudo as well, White believes that should be the next fight to make:

“You’d have to look at Joe [Benavidez]. Next he [Cejudo] should defend that title,” White told TMZ. “So he would go to 125, defend that title, then we would decide who he would fight next. As long as Cejudo is willing to defend both titles, I think he is a guy who can carry both divisions.”

Who do you want to see Cejudo face upon his return?

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Henry Cejudo vs. Urijah Faber Further Proof That MMA Is More Entertainment Than Sport

After UFC 238, Henry Cejudo called out a few potential opponents following his TKO win over Marlon Moraes to become a double champ. One of the names he mentioned was Urijah Faber. At the time Cejudo said Faber’s name, the mere thought of this pot…

After UFC 238, Henry Cejudo called out a few potential opponents following his TKO win over Marlon Moraes to become a double champ. One of the names he mentioned was Urijah Faber. At the time Cejudo said Faber’s name, the mere thought of this potential fight was laughable. Just a few weeks later, though, and […]

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Dana White Addresses The Flyweight Division’s Future

Dana White gave some insight into the future of the flyweight division. While many thought it was going to be done away with, it looks like Henry Cejudo’s words on how he represents the division and its future reached White. For now, it seems the divis…

Dana White gave some insight into the future of the flyweight division. While many thought it was going to be done away with, it looks like Henry Cejudo’s words on how he represents the division and its future reached White. For now, it seems the division is safe and it’s future could very well lie […]

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Aljamain Sterling Says Urijah Faber’s Title Shot Talks Is ‘B******t’

Count Aljamain Sterling as a person who is not happy with Urijah Faber asking for a title shot. “The California Kid” returned on Saturday at UFC Sacramento and TKO’d Ricky Simon in just 46 seconds to show he is back for real. Following the fight, Faber called out the champion, Henry Cejudo, after the champ-champ […]

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Count Aljamain Sterling as a person who is not happy with Urijah Faber asking for a title shot. “The California Kid” returned on Saturday at UFC Sacramento and TKO’d Ricky Simon in just 46 seconds to show he is back for real.

Following the fight, Faber called out the champion, Henry Cejudo, after the champ-champ called him out after UFC 238 and him winning the bantamweight title. The two have been going back-and-forth, and it seems like momentum is building up for the two to fight. But, top bantamweight contender, Aljamain Sterling is not happy with that.

“‘I usually don’t do this but when I do, it’s to stop the bullsh*t’”, Sterling said via his Facebook fan page. “Back to business! Your title challenger is here! Faber, great finish, but you need to at least beat someone in the Top 10. I’ll handle CeDooDoo, aka Triple Chump from here!”

Sterling is coming off of a decision win over Pedro Munhoz at UFC 238 to extend his winning streak to four. And, the win should have put him in line for a title shot. Yet, that may not be the case anymore as it appears Urijah Faber may have jumped the queue.

Currently, Cejudo is out with an injury and is reportedly out until 2020, and who he fights when he returns is unknown.

Who do you think Henry Cejudo should defend the bantamweight title against?

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Urijah Faber Feels Dominick Cruz Is A Tougher Matchup Than Henry Cejudo

Despite what looks like a forthcoming title shot against Henry Cejudo, Urijah Faber still feels his old rival Dominick Cruz is a worse matchup. Faber enjoyed a successful return from retirement when he knocked out Ricky Simon in the UFC Sacramento co-headliner this past weekend. Given his name and reputation, it’s entirely possible that Faber […]

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Despite what looks like a forthcoming title shot against Henry Cejudo, Urijah Faber still feels his old rival Dominick Cruz is a worse matchup.

Faber enjoyed a successful return from retirement when he knocked out Ricky Simon in the UFC Sacramento co-headliner this past weekend. Given his name and reputation, it’s entirely possible that Faber gets a title shot next, as both him and Cejudo have already started going back-and-forth with each other.

Cejudo used to train with Faber when he first started out in the sport and has grown leaps and bounds in recent years. He is currently the featherweight and bantamweight champion and has a claim for being the greatest combat sports athlete of all time, given his Olympic gold medal in wrestling as well.

But despite those accolades, “The California Kid” still believes Cruz, who he lost to twice via unanimous decision, is a tougher matchup, style-wise.

Cejudo, meanwhile, is a better matchup for Faber. Which is why he is excited about the prospect of testing himself against the two-weight champion:

“Dom Cruz is a very strange guy to fight,” Faber said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show. “He’s very tough and unique. Henry Cejudo isn’t as confusing, that’s for sure. He’s very mentally tough, which is his strongest attribute in my opinion. He’s obviously a professional and has made these massive gains in his skillset and made little tweaks throughout time.

You know, he’s a champion of champions. Henry Cejudo, gold medal, as young as he accomplished it. Then coming in and becoming a two-division champion — that is a dream scenario for me to go test myself.”

What do you make of Faber’s remarks?

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Urijah Faber: Dominick Cruz Is Tougher Fight Than Henry Cejudo

Over the weekend, MMA great Urijah Faber came out of retirement in quite the impressive fashion. The 40-year-old ‘California Kid’ starched formerly rising star Ricky Simon (watch it) in just 46 seconds in the co-main event of last Saturday&…

Over the weekend, MMA great Urijah Faber came out of retirement in quite the impressive fashion. The 40-year-old ‘California Kid’ starched formerly rising star Ricky Simon (watch it) in just 46 seconds in the co-main event of last Saturday’s (July 13, 2019) UFC Sacramento from the Golden1 Center. After the huge return win, Faber called […]

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