Benavidez: Don’t Need Cejudo To Make Title Win Legit

Henry Cejudo’s time as flyweight champion came to an end towards the end of last year, as the man who held both the 125-pound crown and bantamweight title decided to focus on building a legacy at 135-pounds.

Cejudo, who has been on the shelf for a majority of 2019 after winning the bantamweight title at UFC 238 will be replaced either by Devieson Figueiredo or one of the few to score a win over Cejudo, Joseph Benavidez.

Benavidez, who has been looking for a title shot for quite some time, made it clear that if he beats Figueiredo at UFC Norfolk in February, that’s all he needs to proclaim himself as the undisputed champion.

“It’s almost like an undisputed or whatever because I already beat Cejudo,” Benavidez told UFC Unfiltered.

“Figueiredo is challenging me, whatever you want to look at it. Basically, a title is a title. The goal wasn’t to beat a certain person, it was to win a title, and that’s happening. I already beat the guy that has it now. The way I look at it is he gave it up without even a fight.”

Cejudo upon his return will most likely face Jose Aldo or Petr Yan, the latter feeling he is the rightful top contender for the 135-pound title.

Quotes Transcribed By MMA Mania

 

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