UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling became requested in regards to the possibility of facing veteran two-division titleholder Henry Cejudo, and didn’t save shut back in his response.
Cejudo retired in 2020 after sharp up from the flyweight division and shooting the 135-pound championship by ending Dominick Cruz slack in the 2nd spherical of the UFC 249 co-major tournament. Since stepping away from combating, Cejudo has regularly teased a return.
UFC president Dana White added to the hypothesis of a Cejudo return all the strategy in which thru the UFC 280 Submit-Battle Press Conference final month.
“What about Henry Cejudo? That work? You treasure that?” White stated when requested by a reporter what became subsequent for Sterling.
Throughout the UFC Recent York Metropolis Media Day final week, Sterling didn’t seem all that drawn to a fight with Cejudo. He puzzled whether “Triple C” became even brooding about returning to the octagon.
“I’d treasure for Henry to declare that he’s brooding about this. I don’t know. I’m in a position to’t save shut the man significantly,” Sterling stated.
“If he with out a doubt will get back and competes against any individual to present it trot treasure, okay, this man is for loyal – I collect realize what he’s attempting to gather. He doesn’t are attempting to save shut a No. 1 contender fight because if he loses – He would somewhat lose in a title shot different. I dispute that’s the place aside he’s at correct now.”
Sterling then took aim at Cejudo’s decision to retire in Would maybe 2020.
“No one told you to retire bro. All of us knew you contain been going to reach back. What uninteresting video games are you playing,” stated Sterling. “That’s on you. The division has passed you by. What you did three years ago doesn’t rather save shut a candle to what everyone’s doing correct now and competing. This sport, I dispute, has extra or much less passed him.”
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