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.
After the fight, Cejudo called out former champions Dominick Cruz, Cody Garbrandt and Urijah Faber. However, he has his eyes set in even a bigger target. Speaking on Ariel Helwani’s MMA show, he revealed that he wants to fight for the featherweight title next.
Currently, Max Holloway owns the featherweight title and he will be defending it against Frankie Edgar at UFC 240 on July 27, 2019, at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
“Why not? Are you guys going to count me out again?” Henry Cejudo said. (transcript via MMA Mania).
“The fight I would really want, and this has everything to do with competition; if Frankie Edgar wins this fight against Max Holloway that’s the fight I am interested in,” he said. “We had talked about it before, captain Eric [Albarracin] mentioned it. I like his stature, I think the height seems very well, he is a wrestler. I think if he wins the fight against Max Holloway, then me and him can throw down.”
“It’s nothing against Frankie, I just want to compete against the best,” Cejudo said. “I know he took offence when I called him out with Marlon Moraes, I know he didn’t believe in me…but why not? Why can’t I win another belt? They have been telling me I can’t. They told me I was going to get knocked out by Marlon, they told me I’d get stopped by Demetrious Johnson, T.J. Dillashaw.”
“The sky is the limit, I want to challenge my mind, body and soul. If he wins this fight and he wants to do it, let’s make it happen,” he concluded.
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