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Henry Cejudo is coming encourage to the UFC with one purpose in thoughts: to turn out to be the first three-division champion within the game’s history.
He’ll simply favor to regain a pitstop encourage at his ragged bantamweight stomping grounds on his technique to taking on featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.
“That is the ideal motive why I am even occurring to 135 pounds,” Cejudo acknowledged of his quest for featherweight gold, per Marc Raimondi of ESPN. “These dudes are now not on my stage—none of these dudes are at my stage. And so all of them understand it. So if I even favor to proceed down to 135 pounds [and win back] my belt to notify Alexander Volkanovski, that’s what I even favor to regain.”
Cejudo has now not fought since retiring after his preserve over Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 in May perchance perhaps well simply 2020. He ended his profession with six straight wins, taking pictures the flyweight and bantamweight championships within the task.
“Nobody beat me,” Cejudo acknowledged. “I left, I relinquished my belt. I modified into below no circumstances stripped. … I am here to regain history.”
The 35-year-ragged began mounting his comeback in April, reentering the USADA drug-attempting out pool. He’ll be eligible to fight again in October.
Unusual bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling is living to protect his title against TJ Dillashaw at September’s UFC 279 pay-per-look for. Cejudo acknowledged he would esteem to face the winner of that bout in his return fight or potentially proceed toe-to-toe with Sean O’Malley, who has turn out to be a rising face within the bantamweight division.