Dana White Speculates On Henry Cejudo’s Next Title Defense

Henry Cejudo is riding high in the MMA world. The two-division UFC titleholder picked up his second belt in a come-from-behind TKO finish of Marlon Moraes at June 8’s UFC 238. Adding the bantamweight title to his already-held flyweight gold, Ceju…

Henry Cejudo is riding high in the MMA world. The two-division UFC titleholder picked up his second belt in a come-from-behind TKO finish of Marlon Moraes at June 8’s UFC 238. Adding the bantamweight title to his already-held flyweight gold, Cejudo claimed he was the sport’s new pound-for-pound king. That theory isn’t necessarily getting much […]

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Henry Cejudo Could Miss Rest Of 2019 After Surgery

Henry Cejudo could be out of action the rest of 2019 following surgery. According to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, the UFC’s newest double champ will undergo left shoulder surgery. Cejudo reportedly tore his subscapularis muscle during the first ro…

Henry Cejudo could be out of action the rest of 2019 following surgery. According to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, the UFC’s newest double champ will undergo left shoulder surgery. Cejudo reportedly tore his subscapularis muscle during the first round of his bantamweight title win over Marlon Moraes at June 8’s UFC 238. Moraes did control much […]

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T.J. Dillashaw ‘Glad’ Henry Cejudo Beat Marlon Moraes At UFC 238

In the main event of UFC 238, Henry Cejudo was taking on Marlon Moraes for the vacant bantamweight title. There, the Olympic gold medalist in Cejudo was looking to become a champ-champ, as he was coming off of his 32-second knockout over TJ Dillashaw t…

In the main event of UFC 238, Henry Cejudo was taking on Marlon Moraes for the vacant bantamweight title. There, the Olympic gold medalist in Cejudo was looking to become a champ-champ, as he was coming off of his 32-second knockout over TJ Dillashaw to defend the flyweight title. Now, Cejudo was looking to do […]

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Marlon Moraes On Henry Cejudo Defeat: ‘I Lost Myself A Little Bit’

Marlon Moraes felt he let his bantamweight title fight with Henry Cejudo escape his control. Moraes and Cejudo fought for the vacant strap in the main event of UFC 238 in Chicago this past weekend. After a dominant first round that saw Moraes chop up the legs of Cejudo and maintain range, things started to […]

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Marlon Moraes felt he let his bantamweight title fight with Henry Cejudo escape his control.

Moraes and Cejudo fought for the vacant strap in the main event of UFC 238 in Chicago this past weekend. After a dominant first round that saw Moraes chop up the legs of Cejudo and maintain range, things started to turn in the second round onwards.

Cejudo pressured Moraes and connected on him more, with the Brazilian later admitting he lost his energy. In the end, “The Messenger” was able to emerge victorious via TKO in the third round. While he lost his energy, “Magic” also believes he made other mistakes such as not moving more.

“Unfortunately, I allowed the fight to escape my control. I started playing his game, I gassed and that was it,” Moraes said in a recent interview (via Bloody Elbow). “I was very well trained, unfortunately it wasn’t my day.

“I felt good in the first and second rounds, but he started to pressure me a little more in the third, that’s when I lost myself a little bit. I think I could have moved more, I stopped moving a little and that movement was my defense.”

The defeat put an end to the four-fight winning streak of Moraes, which included three dominant first-round wins over many top contenders, including Aljamain Sterling.

Since that defeat, Sterling has enjoyed a four-fight winning streak of his own and could be next in line to challenge Cejudo for the bantamweight title.

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Demetrious Johnson Reacts To Henry Cejudo’s ‘Amazing’ UFC 238 Victory

It’s time Demetrious Johnson reacts to Henry Cejudo’s pivotal bantamweight title victory. ‘The Messenger’ recently became the fourth-ever simultaneous two-division champ in UFC history by finishing Marlon Moraes via TKO (highlig…

It’s time Demetrious Johnson reacts to Henry Cejudo’s pivotal bantamweight title victory. ‘The Messenger’ recently became the fourth-ever simultaneous two-division champ in UFC history by finishing Marlon Moraes via TKO (highlights here) to win the vacant bantamweight belt in the main event of last weekend’s (Sat., June 8, 2019) UFC 238 from Chicago, Illinois. With […]

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Henry Cejudo Wants To Get Paid ‘Like A Heavyweight’

Dana White may not agree with Henry Cejudo’s claims that he’s combat sports’ best pound-for-pound fighter. However, hopefully, they can come to an agreement on his financial worth. Following his victory over UFC 238 on pay-per-view (PPV) this past weekend (Sat. June 8, 2019), Cejudo said he wants to get “paid like a heavyweight.” The […]

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Dana White may not agree with Henry Cejudo’s claims that he’s combat sports’ best pound-for-pound fighter. However, hopefully, they can come to an agreement on his financial worth.

Following his victory over UFC 238 on pay-per-view (PPV) this past weekend (Sat. June 8, 2019), Cejudo said he wants to get “paid like a heavyweight.” The former Olympi gold medalist captured his second UFC title in a different weight class by finishing Marlon Moraes in the fourth round of their main event fight.

Speaking on “The Ariel Helwani MMA Show” today, Cejudo said his next fight is against UFC President Dana White and the UFC checkbook:

“That’s my first fight, Cejudo said. “My first fight is with uncle Dana White and his checkbook. Let me start off by saying this, man. Dana, the UFC, they’ve been so good to me. These are the last people I want to trash talk. But I will say this, as much as they’re a business, so am I. I’m a prizefighter, I deserve to be paid guys. People talk about champ champ, okay, Georges St-Pierre, Daniel Cormier – dude, I’m in a league of my own.

“I’m “Triple C,” I’m the Champ Champ Champ. So, I’m not a Champ Champ, I’m “Triple C” man. The Olympics is the hardest thing any human being can ever do. I just want to be compensated. I speak three different languages, the UFC sees, Dana White sees, he’s gonna compensate me. If not, man, you can have both belts. I deserve to get paid. And he’s been good to me.

“He said, “If you win this fight – ” this is what he told me in the meeting, he says, “you will be compensated.” So I’m just reassuring, I’m doing it publicly. We’re both public figures, so. I want dinero, I want moolah. I deserve it.”

Henry Cejudo Wants Respect

Cejudo suffered a injury to his leg in his fight against Moraes. The Brazilian nailed him with several hard low kicks that took their toll over the course of the bout. Once those are healed, however, Cejudo would like to fight before the end of the year. But not without getting the respect he deserves:

“I’m gonna have to play that by ear,” Cejudo said. “But I would like to fight towards the end of the year for sure. I would like to headline too. There’s no more being co-main event either. I feel like I’m the new face of the UFC. Nobody in the UFC has my credentials. Nobody. Not Conor McGregor, nobody. I want to be paid – treated like one.”

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