UFC Bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo has been taking at aim at everyone lately. His latest target is the former two-division champion, Conor McGregor.
Earlier today, In wake of the coronavirus epidemic, McGregor showed that he is doing his best to keep himself fit during the quarantine. McGregor shared a video of him throwing power punches on a punching machine.
Immediately after ESPN shared the video, Henry Cejudo retweeted it with a message for the Irishmen. He said that top lightweight contender Justin Gaethje would beat him in the first round.
— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) March 21, 2020
Henry Cejudo is represented by Dominance MMA’s Ali Abdelaziz who also represents Justin Gaethje. It’s no surprise that Cejudo is rooting for Justin Gaethje.
Conor McGregor is coming off of a 40-second TKO win over Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 in January. The fight took place in the welterweight division. This was his first fight in fifteen months. Prior to this, he lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov via submission at UFC 229 in Las Vegas.
Conor McGregor vs Justin Gaethje?
Justin Gaethje has been calling out Conor McGregor for a long time now. Gaethje was also the front runner to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title, but that seems unlikely at this moment. Even though he has knocked out three of his last opponents in the first round, he knows he had to do more.
With title shot looking far stretched, a fight with Conor McGregor makes sense.
“Ultimately that dude makes his own decisions, and I think he has more confidence now,” Gaethje said on the Punchlines Podcast in January. “He needed a win. So yeah, I think he’ll fight me now.”
“I’m not necessarily being overlooked,” Justin Gaethje said. “I’m in the conversation. I lost two times not that long ago. And, unfortunately, that set me back and that allows these people to have an argument or a case when it comes to the argument or it comes to this circumstance. . . So it does suck to compete as hard as I do and to put as much as I do into it and to maybe have the situation come along where I do get passed over because of money or politics. But at the end of the day if you do keep winning. I’m gonna fight again and if I win, if I knock somebody out again, they can’t deny me.”
Who do you guys think wins in a fight between Justin Gaethje and Conor McGregor?