UFC News: Jose Aldo officially ruled out of UFC 250; Dominick Cruz likely to step in

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Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has pulled out of UFC 250 fight against current bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo. The fight was initially scheduled to take place on May 9 at the Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Brazilian outlet Combate was the first to report the news. As per Combate, Aldo has an expired work visa and the US embassy in Sao Paulo won’t be issuing documents amidst the pandemic. With the pandemic around, there was a high possibility of the fight being shifted to the US. The fight cards for the domestic events are scheduled to take place at Tachi Palace Casino Resort in Lemoore, California.

Henry Cejudo was already skeptical about this possibility and had called out former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz last month.

“Since #UFC249 is in jeopardy because we can’t get Khabib out of Russia. So Just in case we can’t get Jose Baldo into America soil, make sure to bring your untailored tuxedo that you wear every Saturday long with yours balls! Because you’re on deck sweetheart. @DominickCruz.” – Henry Cejudo wrote on Twitter.

Jose Aldo was also aware that he won’t be able to travel to the US to fight Cejudo and he ended his training camp for the fight this week.

Dominick Cruz ready to fight Henry Cejudo at UFC 250

Dominick Cruz has accepted the offer to fight Cejudo. He took to Twitter to announce that he has signed the deal to fight Cejudo at UFC 250. He also blasted Cejudo’s trainer Eric Albarracin and said that he was going to slap both of them around.

Dear @HenryCejudo, The real king has already been told that we’re fighting May 9th. I’ll see you there. P.S. -Bring your other tiny lil friend @cptdasamericas so I can slap you both around. -Signed, Sealed, Delivered-,” Cruz tweeted.

Earlier this week in an interview with ESPN’ Brett Okamoto, Cruz said that he was ready to replace Aldo at UFC 250.

Now he’s [Dana White] saying that Aldo might not be able to get in, Yan might not be able to get in, and now the MMA world can know that this fight is a real possibility. That’s really the situation, is that since that can’t come in, it opens up a slot for me to slide in there. I’ll always take a fight with a title. That’s what we do this for, you slide in there and you take the title shot right when it’s there. And realistically, with Aldo and Yan out and this opportunity, why wouldn’t I take it? That’s what I’ve been asking for a long time.” Cruz told ESPN.

Who do you guys think wins in a fight between Henry Cejudo and Dominick Cruz?


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