Henry Cejudo Plans To Come Out Of Retirement For Alexander Volkanovski
Henry Cejudo, one of the best flyweight and bantamweight of the UFC, plans to be back inside the octagon for only one fight — against Alexander Volkanovski.
Last Saturday night, Volkanovski held one of the year’s best fights with Brian Ortega. It was the second title defense for Volkanovski, and he successfully defended it.
He dominated for whole rounds, but in the third round, Volkanovski almost lost his title when Ortega tried guillotine and triangle chokes.
After defending the title, Cejudo immediately sends a message to the president of the UFC, Dana White.
“Dana White, if you’re listening, this is a real message. Forget the cringe, forget the persona, this is straight-up me,” Cejudo told TMZ Sports. “I am the greatest combat athlete of all time, and I promise you, give me that opportunity, I will knock [Volkanovski] out in less than three rounds.”
The last time Cejudo fought was more than a year ago at UFC 249.
He defended his bantamweight title against one of the best former division champions, Dominick Cruz, via second-round TKO. Even though he announced retiring after beating Cruz, he has been busy calling out different fighters.
He aims to win the third division title of the UFC. Cejudo thinks that he will be a big problem for Alexander.
“As much as I saw good things from Volkanovski, there still is a lot of holes,” Cejudo said. “I believe my height will be a problem, because he is a couple inches taller than me. My speed, my wrestling, my experience, I’ve been in there with the best.”