In the primary occasion of UFC 266, which occurred on September 25, 2021, featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and No. 2-ranked contender Brian Ortega went to battle for 5 rounds and “The Nice” retained his title by way of unanimous choice.
After the match, former UFC bantamweight and flyweight champion Henry Cejudo referred to as out Volkanovski. “@danawhite im gonna take Alexander the Common’s soul,” Cejudo tweeted.
Throughout the post-fight presser, Volkanovski dismissed “Triple C’s” problem, saying the retired ex-two division champion has “referred to as out everybody.” Responding to the clip of The Nice talking with media, Cejudo tweeted: “The true Alexander the Nice took over the World at 20…you nearly acquired choked out by a Modelo mannequin. I’m coming for you Enjoyable Sized Matt Serra!”
Every week later, Triple C posted a video ranting on the 145-pound champion.
“My query is, is the place you at Alexander Volkanovski?” Cejudo mentioned by way of Sportskeeda.com. “You overgrown midget. Do you actually suppose you’ll be able to beat the Olympic champ, the flyweight champ and the bantamweight champion of the world. That’s all you gotta do, man. Discuss is reasonable. Let’s go, man. Signal the f****** contract.”
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White Not sure If He’s Keen to Let Cejudo Leap the Line & Obtain Prompt Title Struggle
Triple C retired from MMA after defending his 135-pound belt in opposition to Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 in Could 2020. However at 34 years outdated, Cejudo isn’t completed contained in the Octagon.
He hopes to make historical past by profitable three UFC divisional titles.
Nonetheless, the UFC president spoke with the media on Tuesday evening and he isn’t certain if he’ll grant Cejudo a struggle with Volkanovski proper off the bat, particularly as a result of there are 145-pound contenders like Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez who’re on the hunt as effectively.
“Hear, he retired,” White mentioned by way of MMA Fighting’s Shaheen Al-Shatti. “You’ve been off all this time and also you need to come again and struggle Volkanovski and soar the road and soar over Max and all these different guys which were there? It’s a tricky dialog.”
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Cejudo’s Supervisor Responded to White, Has Been Campaigning for the Struggle on Social Media
Triple C’s supervisor Ali Abdelaziz has been campaigning for his consumer to obtain the 145-pound title struggle as effectively. Responding to the UFC president’s feedback, Abdelaziz tweeted: “@danawhite is a superb promoter, nice promoter placed on nice fights @HenryCejudo vs Alexander Volkanovski is huge struggle. Henry will beat him honest and sq.. It’s a foul matchup for the champ. A lot respect [for] him.”
The supervisor additionally mentioned that if Cejudo receives the shot and defeats Volkanovski, he ought to transfer again right down to 135 kilos.
“One factor I’ll assure Henry will beat him and he can go down again to bantamweight,” Abdelaziz tweeted. “Loads huge fights on the market too.”
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