Morning Report: Henry Cejudo pleads with Dana White to let him combat Alexander Volkanovski: ‘Allow me to make history’

This previous Saturday, Alexander Volkanovski efficiently defended his featherweight title towards Brian Ortega at UFC 266, incomes a unanimous determination in among the best fights of the 12 months, and probably the most embellished athletes in UFC historical past is hoping he shall be subsequent in line for the champ..

After the UFC 266 fundamental occasion, Olympic gold medalist and former UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo instantly jumped on Twitter to name for a shot at Volkanovski, who dismissed “the little germ” within the post-fight press convention. However, Cejudo has not deterred by Volkanovski’s response, and says that it’s not Volkanovski who’s the problem within the first place, it’s UFC President Dana White.

“Alexander the Average, this overgrown midget,” Cejudo advised TMZ Sports. “This is the factor, it’s not even a problem towards this ugly face. It’s actually a problem towards 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 within the UFC? It’s loopy. Anybody that may doubt me is freaking loopy. Let me go up, man.”

Cejudo retired from MMA final 12 months following his bantamweight title protection over Dominick Cruz at UFC 249, nevertheless, he has remained eager about returning for a shot on the featherweight belt, and immortality. There has by no means been a three-division champion in UFC historical past, and although Cejudo walked away partly due to pay dispute, the possibility to do one thing by no means achieved earlier than has held a strong sway over “Triple C,” and so he made a heartfelt attraction to Dana White to offer him the chance.

“Not solely do I consider that I can beat him, I do know I can cease him,” Cejudo stated. “As a lot as I noticed good issues from Volkanovski, there are nonetheless plenty of holes. I consider my top can be drawback for him, as a result of he’s a pair inches taller than me. My velocity, my wrestling, my expertise, I’ve been in there towards one of the best. Okay, Alexander the Average had an incredible efficiency, it was an incredible combat, I simply consider that I’ve the “It” issue to beat this dude. Not solely to beat this dude, however to cease him.

“Allow me to make historical past. If he’s that good, permit him to close me up. Dana White, if you happen to’re listening, it is a actual message. Forget the cringe, neglect the persona, that is straight up me: I’m the best fight athlete of all time and I promise you, if you happen to give me the chance, I’ll knock this dude out in at least three rounds.”

For his half, Volkanovski appears open to the thought of going through Cejudo, admitting that the previous two-division champion doesn’t “deserve” a title shot however saying that as a result of he desires to combat extra usually than he has been capable of the previous 12 months, there may very well be a possibility for Cejudo within the close to future. And although he has been retired for the previous 14 months, Cejudo says he will be able to go very quickly. In truth, given the place his weight is presently, “Triple C” says featherweight can be ultimate to his return.

“I’m 165 kilos, consider it or not. 145 would match me good,” Cejudo concluded. “Again, if anyone doubts this thoughts, if you happen to suppose I gained the Olympics as a result of I acquired fortunate or the 2 belts, hate the cringe, regardless of the hell, however I’m a freaking competitor and I simply desire a problem. I desire a shot at legacy. I desire a shot to be the primary UFC triple champ, to win three belts on prime of my Olympic gold medal. That’s it.”

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The MMA Hour.

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Jack Slack. Discussing UFC 266 and ONE Championship.


Keep my title out your mouth. Name aint dick. I advised you as soon as. you have not fought in a century. you’re a spectator and fan now. simply watch purchase occasion tshirts

— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) September 27, 2021

So you not noted the ‘LOVE’ half, and that’s written in pen, @TWooodley? Well performed.

It seems like a tattoo your buddy did if you had been each drunk.

An embarrassing tattoo is one factor, however a foul embarrassing tattoo is an entire different. ‍♂️

— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) September 27, 2021

You’re trending since you’ve acquired @jakepaul tattooed in your finger.

Well achieved.

Congratulations in your championship success. I keep in mind the crowds booing in appreciation as you wore your heel out towards the fence, backing up and avoiding the combat.

— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) September 27, 2021

Belt and titles. Things you dreamed of. They cheered as you had been carried out on a stretcher. Champs now had been in diapers final time you fought. Keep residing your dream on the bag in your storage. From Outlaw to Uber Black driver

— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) September 27, 2021

We’re the identical age, you idiot. It’s simply that I used to be competing within the UFC a bit earlier, through the reign of the best welterweight champion of all time.

You got here after.

— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) September 27, 2021

Other responses.

Brotherly love.

Oscar De La Hoya.

That’s all you bought @danawhite ? You’re accusing me of FAKING a virus that killed nearly 700,000 Americans to keep away from a combat?? You pathetic piece of shit you’ve by no means even laced up the gloves. And you fully ignored my authentic level I made about UNDERPAYING YOUR FIGHTERS

— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) September 28, 2021

The champ.

Kamaru Usman.

Islam Makhachev.

Giga Chikadze.

Congratulations are to ensure that Travis Browne and Ronda Rousey.

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Thanks for studying and see y’all tomorrow.


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