Quote: “It’s Hard to Root for” Henry Cejudo

Light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith is not a fan of Henry Cejudo’s shtick. Henry Cejudo defeated Marlon Moraes at UFC 238 to earn the UFC bantamweight championship to go along with his flyweight title. Cejudo picked up this second strap after an …

Light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith is not a fan of Henry Cejudo’s shtick. Henry Cejudo defeated Marlon Moraes at UFC 238 to earn the UFC bantamweight championship to go along with his flyweight title. Cejudo picked up this second strap after an inspired performance, surviving Moraes’ tormenting leg kicks and power advantage. Refusing to be […]

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Karolina Kowalkiewicz Believes Best Years Are Behind Her After UFC 238 Loss

Former UFC women’s strawweight title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz believes that her best years are behind her. Kowalkiewicz comes off a lopsided defeat to Alexa Grasso at UFC 238 this past weekend (Sat. June 8, 2019). Following the defeat, the 33-year-old took to Instagram and posted a lengthy statement. Surprisingly, Kowalkiewicz admitted she believes her best […]

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Former UFC women’s strawweight title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz believes that her best years are behind her.

Kowalkiewicz comes off a lopsided defeat to Alexa Grasso at UFC 238 this past weekend (Sat. June 8, 2019). Following the defeat, the 33-year-old took to Instagram and posted a lengthy statement. Surprisingly, Kowalkiewicz admitted she believes her best days inside the Octagon are probably behind her. However, that doesn’t mean she’s hanging up her gloves just yet:

“Big congratulations for @alexa_grasso you did a great job thank you all for your support and warm words. Do not worry about me, it was better, but I’m fine. Bruises on the face will heal soon. I left my heart in this fight, but unfortunately I missed something … I’m not the same player anymore.

“Unfortunately, the painful truth is that the best years and the top of the form are behind me, there are a lot of young, talented ambitious players who have to give way … but do not worry, I will come back and give good fights maybe not at the very top “But I will give you many emotions, just give me some time … thank you again!  #ufc #lovemyjob #kk”

Kowalkiewicz is currently on a three-fight losing streak. The first of those losses came against Jessica Andrade, in which she was knocked out cold by the Brazilian powerhouse at UFC 228 in September. She returned in March against Michelle Waterson, who out-classed Kowalkiewicz for a unanimous decision victory.

Now, after her loss to Grasso, a 25-year-old up-and-comer, it will be interesting to see what’s next for Kowalkiewicz.

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Ricardo Lamas Suffered Three Jaw Fractures After UFC 238 KO

Former UFC featherweight title challenger Ricardo Lamas suffered three jaw fractures after his knockout loss at UFC 238. Lamas took to Instagram and updated fans on his status with a brief statement. “The Bully” noted he has been in the hospital since the defeat and had titanium plates installed into his jaw: “Update: I suffered […]

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Former UFC featherweight title challenger Ricardo Lamas suffered three jaw fractures after his knockout loss at UFC 238.

Lamas took to Instagram and updated fans on his status with a brief statement. “The Bully” noted he has been in the hospital since the defeat and had titanium plates installed into his jaw:

“Update: I suffered 3 fractures in my jaw during the fight. Been in the hospital since & had surgery yesterday. Titanium plates were installed. I asked the doctor to install small laser guns in my mouth that I could activate with my tongue and shoot through my teeth but he said that was impossible.”

Lamas was knocked out in the first round of his preliminary bout on ESPN against Calvin Kattar. The loss marked Lamas’ third out of his last four fights. At 37-years-old, it will be interesting to see what the 145-pound competitor decides to do next. As for Kattar, he is now on a two-fight win streak.

He hasn’t lost since being defeated by Renato Moicano back in April of 2018 via unanimous decision. Lamas redeemed himself with a first-round TKO victory over Chris Fishgold in October. Now, the 31-year-old hopes to continue his rise in the featherweight division after a victory over one of its most recognizable names.

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Demetrious Johnson Praises Henry Cejudo: ‘Start Paying That Man’

Although being gone from the UFC, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson still has his eye on the promotion. Johnson was watching when Henry Cejudo captured the bantamweight title by finishing Marlon Moraes in the fourth round of the UFC 238 pay-per-view (PPV) main event. Speaking on his Twitch account recently, Johnson said Cejudo did an “amazing […]

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Although being gone from the UFC, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson still has his eye on the promotion.

Johnson was watching when Henry Cejudo captured the bantamweight title by finishing Marlon Moraes in the fourth round of the UFC 238 pay-per-view (PPV) main event. Speaking on his Twitch account recently, Johnson said Cejudo did an “amazing job,” and said it’s time for the UFC to “start paying that man” (via MMA Mania):

“I thought Henry Cejudo did an amazing job,” Johnson said. “I hope they start paying that man. I look forward to seeing what he does next in his career. The thing I was most surprised about was Marlon Moraes gassing.

“I was shocked that he gassed. And Henry Cejudo took advantage and made it a dogfight. He came out the champion. Henry Cejudo, he’s ‘Triple C’, he’s the ‘champ champ champ’.”

Cejudo and Johnson have met twice inside the Octagon. Their first meeting took place back in April of 2016 when Johnson finished Cejudo in the first round. Johnson handed the former Olympic gold medalist the first defeat of his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career. However, Cejudo bounced back in their rematch later, pulling off a shock victory over “Mighty Mouse” at UFC 227 this past August.

Cejudo handed Johnson his first career loss at 125 pounds via split decision. That bout proved to be Johnson’s final under the UFC banner, as he was subsequently traded to ONE Championship. He had a successful promotional debut in March, submitting Yuya Wakamatsu in the second round at “ONE Championship: A New Era.” Now, Johnson is slated to return to the cage on August 2 against Tatsumitsu Wada at “ONE Championship: Dawn of Heroes.”

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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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Aljamain Sterling Extremely Confident He Can Beat Henry Cejudo

Aljamain Sterling is riding high after an extremely impressive performance in his latest outing under the UFC banner. Sterling beat Pedro Munhoz in a bantamweight bout at the UFC 238 pay-per-view (PPV) event from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday night (June 8, 2019). Now, he thinks he’s in line for a title […]

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Aljamain Sterling is riding high after an extremely impressive performance in his latest outing under the UFC banner.

Sterling beat Pedro Munhoz in a bantamweight bout at the UFC 238 pay-per-view (PPV) event from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday night (June 8, 2019). Now, he thinks he’s in line for a title shot.

As a result of this win, the rising prospect extended his win streak to four straight inside the Octagon. Thus, now, he believes it’s his time to get in the main event spotlight to challenge UFC bantamweight and flyweight champion Henry Cejudo for the 135-pound title.

This also comes after Cejudo won the vacant bantamweight title with a TKO over Marlon Moraes. Sterling believes he has all the tools to dethrone “Triple C” and become the division’s new champion:

“I think I possess all the talent in the world to compete with Henry,” Sterling told Luke Thomas during an appearance on The MMA Hour. “Henry is a tough dude, man. I think he is the pound-for-pound greatest combat athlete today. No one has done what he’s been able to accomplish. But, I will say this, when I beat him, ‘Henry Cedoodo,’ what does that make me?

The pound-for-pound king. So that’s what I’m looking to get for my next title. So go out there, beat up Henry and I think I’ll be able to take that title. For some reason I always thought he’d have to defend his 135 title because he wouldn’t have to cut so much weight,” Sterling said. “But right now, I don’t there’s a clear number contender at 125. Maybe Joseph Benavidez?

They fought already and he has a win over Henry. Maybe Jussier Formiga? But those guys are fighting each other. So, depending on the results of that, it’s going to be decided on what’s the more intriguing matchup. Hopefully it’s me. Hopefully they have a boring fight. That’s what I’m hoping for. I’m hoping I did enough to impress the UFC brass.”

Time will tell whether Sterling gets what he wants, as Cejudo has options. He can defend the bantamweight title or flyweight title next – each division with a number of contenders ready for their opportunity. Or, perhaps he goes up to featherweight and tries to capture a third title, as he hinted at this past weekend.

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