UFC president, Dana White doesn’t like the idea of Henry Cejudo coming out of retirement to fight Alex Volkanovski for the featherweight title.
Cejudo shockingly announced his retirement from MMA following the first title defense of his bantamweight title at UFC 249. There, “Triple C” scored a second-round TKO win over Dominick Cruz. Although many have said his retirement is real, his coaches have said otherwise.
Yet, during the Josh Emmett vs. Shane Burgos fight, Cejudo took to Twitter to say that the featherweight division is his weight class.
Fight of the year candidate. Beautiful to see these two artists go to work in MY weight class #UFCVegas3
— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) June 21, 2020
“Fight of the year candidate. Beautiful to see these two artists go to work in MY weight class #UFCVegas3,” Cejudo tweeted.
That immediately caught the attention of the MMA world. At the post-fight press conference, a reporter asked Dana White about the possibility of Cejudo getting a title shot, which the UFC boss wasn’t a fan of. He says Triple C is retired and isn’t worried about a fighter that is retired.
“He’s retired. I just did another interview where people are asking me about other retired guys. These guys are retired. I’m not even thinking about any of those guys,” White said. “They’re retired. There are so many kids right now that are here, that want to fight. Those are the people that I’m focused on.”
Henry Cejudo retired with a 16-2 professional record and ended on a six-fight winning streak. During the streak, he had a legendary run with title fight wins over Demetrious Johnson, T.J. Dillashaw, Marlon Moraes, and Dominick Cruz.
Although Cejudo has said he is retired, he has kept the door open for a return. Alex Volkanovski has also said he’s interested in fighting Triple C barring he beats Max Holloway in the rematch and then beats another top contender. But, according to White, he has no interest in that scrap as of right now.