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Henry Cejudo calls out Cruz, Faber and Garbrandt – all three respond

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Henry Cejudo officially became ‘Champ-Champ’ as he stopped Marlon Moraes in the third round at the main event of UFC 238 in Chicago, Illinois.

Cejudo who was already the flyweight champion moved up in weight class to fight Marlon Moraes for the vacant bantamweight title. Cejudo had knocked out TJ Dillashaw, the then-bantamweight champion in the first round and was supposed to move up and fight Dillashaw in the rematch but Dillashaw failed a drug test and the bantamweight title got vacant.

Henry Cejudo calls out Cruz, Faber and Garbrandt - all three respond - Cejudo

As he won the bantamweight championship, he called out numerous fighters and said that he had a ‘hit list’.

“I’m gonna give you guys that list right now because I’m a prizefighter,” Cejudo said to Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview. “For all you 135-pounders, I’m gonna call out people personally: Dominick Cruz, Cody Garbrandt, Urijah Faber.”

Now all the three fighters have responded to Henry Cejudo’s call out. Dominick Cruz who was the post-fight for UFC 238 fight card said that it would be an honour to fight Cejudo.

“I respect you,” Cruz said (via MMA Junkie). “Especially calling me out after you won your two belts, that’s probably a good time to have the confidence to try to do it. So that makes sense. I’m going to come back from this shoulder injury, and if you would pardon me with the opportunity, it would be my honour.”

“Congrats @HenryCejudo good call out you know I’m the biggest drawl in the division,” Garbrandt wrote. “I’ll be back to the top soon.”

What a fight! Congrats @henry_cejudo still remember our convo 10 years ago,” Faber wrote.

Who do you think should Henry Cejudo should fight next?


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