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Henry Cejudo wants to come back for one major title fight

Henry Cejudo, Alex Volkanovski

Henry Cejudo appears to have the itch to compete again. The former bantamweight and flyweight champion recently spoke out after Alex Volanovski’s fight against Brian Ortega.

TMZ spoke with Henry Cejudo about the title fight. The former champion had some choice words when it came to Alex Volkanovski.

“Alexander the Average, this overgrown midget,” Cejudo told TMZ Sports (transcription via MMAFighting). “This is the thing, it’s not even a challenge against this ugly face. It’s really a challenge against Dana White. How are you gonna doubt an Olympic champ, dude? Olympic champ, how are you gonna doubt a flyweight champ and a two-division champ in the UFC? It’s crazy. Anybody that would doubt me is freaking crazy. Let me go up, man.”

Henry Cejudo has been retired since his fight with Dominick Cruz in 2020. A comeback would be complicated as Cejudo is out of the USADA testing pool.

The fight against Volkanovski appears to be an interesting one for him. A third belt would do a lot for his legacy.

“Not only do I believe that I can beat him, I know I can stop him,” Cejudo said. “As much as I saw good things from Volkanovski, there are still a lot of holes. I believe my height would be problem for him because he is a couple inches taller than me. My speed, my wrestling, my experience, I’ve been in there against the best. Okay, Alexander the Average had a great performance, it was a great fight, I just believe that I have the “It” factor to beat this dude. Not only to beat this dude but to stop him.

“Allow me to make history. If he’s that good, allow him to shut me up. Dana White, if you’re listening, this is a real message. Forget the cringe, forget the persona, this is straight-up me: I am the greatest combat athlete of all time and I promise you, if you give me the opportunity, I will knock this dude out in no less than three rounds.”