Dana White Shuts Down Cejudo Title Shot Request “f*cking silly conversation”
Henry Cejudo, a two-division UFC champion, announced his retirement in 2020 after defending his bantamweight title. The Olympic gold medallist took on twitter to challenge Volkanovski for a title shot and in the process he fired away some comments towards the UFC president Dana White.
On Saturday, UFC President Dana White reaffirmed his stance on Henry Cejudo‘s bid to get a title shot against featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski on short notice.
“If he wants to come back and try to win the title again in his weight class, and then talk about moving up or doing something else — but you don’t just f*cking pop up and start calling somebody names and think that you’re going to get a title shot in a different weight class when you’ve been retired for, what, two, two-and-a-half years?” the UFC President Dana White said UFC Vegas 46 post fight press conference.
When queried about the matter, Dana White once again brought up Cejudo’s professional position.
“So I should have jumped over everybody and gave it to him because last week he decided he’s not retired?” White said. “C’mon man, this is a f*cking silly conversation.”
“Isn’t that guy retired?” White asked. “He’s retired, isn’t he? I mean, the last time I saw, he was retired, and now he’s mad that he didn’t get a title shot? It doesn’t even make sense. In a different weight class? It doesn’t make sense.”