Henry Cejudo Fires Back At UFC President Dana White “Dana is scared. It’s a monopoly.”
After defending his bantamweight title against Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 in Jacksonville, Florida on May 9th, 2020, Henry Cejudo announced his UFC retirement.
Cejudo (16-2 MMA) thrown his name into the mix after Max Holloway withdrew from a trilogy fight with Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 272. A title shot opportunity versus Volkanovski is said to be enough to entice ‘Triple C’ to come out of retirement.
“Hey @danawhite give me a shot at Alex. I would never cancel. I’m Mexican and we don’t believe in pulling out of anything.” – Wrote Cejudo on Twitter
Dana White wasn’t impressed
After retiring in 2020, Dana White believes Henry Cejudo hasn’t earned the right to return to the Octagon, let alone a title shot. It will be Chan Sung Jung ‘The Korean Zombie’ (17-6 MMA) who will face Alexander Volkanovski (23-1 MMA) at UFC 273 on April 9th.
“I can tell you this: The ‘Korean Zombie’ (Chan Sung Jung) has been here fighting,” White told BT Sport (h/t MMAJunkie). “This guy’s retired. He’s been off for how many years now, and he wants to come in and fight Alexander Volkanovski? You’ve got guys like the Zombie, Josh Emmett, Giga (Chikadze) who’s fighting this weekend. You’ve got these guys that are in here doing it three times a year and working their way up. For Cejudo to retire and then just think he should be able to come in and jump into any weight division and take on the champion, it’s not how it works.”
Henry fires back on Twitter
Cejudo took to Twitter to comment on not being considered for a third UFC title bout.