UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski took a funny dig at bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo on social media. It didn’t take long for the bantamweight champion to respond.
It all started during the prelims fight card between Sodiq Yussuf and Andre Fili. In this fight, Yusuff defeated Fili via a 29-28 unanimous decision victory. Volkanovski sent out a tweet, where he jokingly said that he should call out the lost of this fight and tagged Cejudo.
This was a dig at Henry Cejudo, who has expressed interest in fighting former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo. The legendary Brazilian is coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Marlon Moraes at UFC 245.
— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) January 19, 2020
“I should call out the loser of this fight…what you think @HenryCejudo #ufc246” Volkanovski tweeted.
However, it didn’t take long for Cejudo to respond and called him an overgrown midget.
— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) January 19, 2020
“Just following the lead of your teammate mate! You’ll be bending the knee soon you overgrown midget! Quadruple C #bendtheknee” Cejudo tweeted.
Alexander Volkanovski is coming off of a unanimous decision victory over Max Holloway at UFC 245. He became the first-ever Aussi born UFC champion. Prior to that, he defeated Jose Aldo at UFC 237 in May of 2019.
Henry Cejudo, on the other hand, hasn’t competed since his win over Marlon Moraes at UFC 238, where he became the UFC bantamweight champion. Since his win, he is adamant about fighting Jose Aldo at UFC 250 in Sao Paulo.
UFC close to making Jose Aldo vs Henry Cejudo
UFC president Dana White has confirmed that the fight between Cejudo and Aldo is in works for UFC 250. Brett Okamoto of ESPN confirmed the news on Friday.
Dana White just conformed to me a report from @combate they are working on setting up a 135-pound title fight between Henry Cejudo and Jose Aldo in May in Brazil.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) January 17, 2020
“Dana White just conformed to me a report from @combate they are working on setting up a 135-pound title fight between Henry Cejudo and Jose Aldo in May in Brazil,” Okamoto tweeted.
Petr Yan criticises Henry Cejudo for not wanting to fight him
While Aldo is without a doubt a legend in the sport, he hardly deserves a title shot coming off of a loss. Fighters like Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling have repeatedly asked UFC to give them a title shot.
Petr Yan is coming off of an incredible knockout win over Urijah Faber at UFC 245. He has fought six times in the UFC and has been undefeated so far inside the organisation.
“I lost all respect for Cejudo. He doesn’t want to defend his belt against a real number one contender,” Petr Yan said to BJPENN.com in an interview last month. “He wants to fight someone with zero wins in 135 division and on a two-fight losing streak, and far from the peak of his career. UFC shouldn’t support this behaviour if they want to keep any significance to that belt. Honestly, it will be bad for the sport.”
“He is a triple clown who is trying to turn our sport into a circus. He knows I’m a terrible matchup for him,” he explained. “That’s why he is trying to avoid fighting me.”
What do you guys think about the matchup between Jose Aldo vs Henry Cejudo?