Henry Cejudo Calls Out Holloway, McGregor And Lomachenko
He may be sitting on the sidelines injured currently, having had shoulder surgery in the summer, but that hasn’t stopped Henry Cejudo from calling out half the UFC roster. Champions or challengers, male or female, ‘Triple C’ holds no prejudices.
Of course, most of his call outs are made with tongue in cheek. Although Cejudo calls out the likes of Valentina Shevchenko and Amanda Nunes with such gusto, many fans believe every call out to be true.
Speaking on ESPN‘s Now or Never show however, Cejudo gave a serious call out, saying that his eventual goal is to move up to the UFC featherweight division. Where of course Max Holloway currently runs supreme. Someone Cejudo respects a lot and knows would pose many problems. Particularly one specific problem.
“The eventual game plan is to maybe fight at featherweight in the future, when I’m ready. Max Holloway’s so big, though. He’s so tall. He’s fighting [Alex] Volkanovski, so I would have to see how Volkanovski fights him, [see] if there’s holes. I’ve already seen how Frankie Edgar did. Now Volkanovski. I’m curious to see how these little guys fight him, to see what I can take from these fights.”
Asked whether a certain Conor McGregor is also on his radar, ‘Triple C’ said he wants to fight him, because he wants to rich like the Irishman too.
“Man, Conor McGregor’s all talk. He’s all bark, no bite. He beat some good people ten years ago.
“I don’t have a relationship with him at all. I want to fight Conor. I want to be rich, too.”
Cejudo hadn’t finished there. When asked about the WBA (Super), WBO, WBC and The Ring lightweight world champion boxer Vasyl Lomachenko, the 32 year old said he’s good, but he’s no two-sport Hall of Famer.
“He’s probably one of the greatest amateur boxers of all time. But when it comes down to combat sports, nobody in human history has been a world champion in two different sports, an Olympic gold medalist and two UFC belts. As good as Vasyl Lomachenko is, I’m a two-sport Hall of Famer. You can’t beat it.”
‘Triple C’ is expected to return to the Octagon in early 2020. Speaking to ESPN last week, Cejudo discussed who he could face next, and whether it is likely to be at flyweight or bantamweight.
Who would you like to see Henry Cejudo face, when he returns from injury?