Henry Cejudo On Ryan Garcia: I Don’t Think He’s That Good

Former UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo has recently announced his retirement from the sport of MMA, after beating the former champion Dominick Cruz last month at UFC 249. However, it appears that this decision may not apply to other combat sports.

Speaking to TMZ Sports (transcript by MMA Junkie), ‘Triple C’ expressed a wish to fight the undefeated WBC Silver lightweight boxing champion Ryan Garcia (20-0), possibly in Saudi Arabia.

“I think I’ve done everything in MMA, Olympic champ, flyweight champ, bantamweight champ, I’ve defended both of my titles. I think the only one I want to do it is to make Ryan Garcia bend the knee.

Boxing Ryan Garcia
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“I really don’t think he’s that good,” Cejudo continued. “I really don’t. I think with a proper team, the right game plan, I believe I could make him bend the knee in front of Oscar De La Hoya. I feel like I have the tools, the power, the strength, the experience, and we wanna make this happen, potentially in Saudi Arabia so we got the money guy. We got the money guy that’s willing to pay both of us. It’s just up to ‘Randy Candy’ Garcia to sign that contract.”

21 year-old Garcia has finished seventeen of his opponents by the way of knockout, and in his last fight against Francisco Fonseca in February, he only needed only one minute and twenty seconds to get the job done.

In recent weeks, the two have been going back and forth on social media.

Cejudo has also been exploring the world of professional wrestling. The former Olympic gold medallist recently showed up at All Elite Wrestling’s “Dynamite” event with the boxing icon Mike Tyson and two UFC veterans Vitor Belfort and Rashad Evans.

How do you think Henry Cejudo would fare against an elite level boxer, such as Ryan Garcia?


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