Former UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo invited current bantamweight champion, Aljamain Sterling, into his home yesterday for a sit-down face-to-face interview moderated by Daniel Cormier.
It all starts with former double champion Cormier sitting the two down and explaining that Cejudo has re-entered the USADA pool and has his eyes set on Sterling for his highly anticipated return to the octagon.
Cejudo starts throwing digs right off the bat telling Serling and Cormier that Sterling has “too many flaws.”
“We’re gonna end up fighting, so but I’m gonna expose that, but he’s got a lot of flaws.”
“When I see a guy like Alajmain Sterling, it’s just like, that’s easy money,” continues Cejudo.
As the interview continues, they begin talking about their potential matchup and Cejudo expresses that “when you’re talking about a real competitor dude, it doesn’t get bigger than me.”
“If you’re talking about us competing, you’ll never be a better competitor than me,” he continues.
Sterling chimes in telling Cejudo that “someone has to eat their words…someone has to eat their humble pie.”
Cejudo states later on, “I told Dominic Cruz that he ain’t making it past three [rounds], and I’m gonna tell Aljamain Sterling right now, you ain’t making it past three either.”
Cormier calls an end to the interview telling “UFC, Sean Shelby, Dana White, whoever else, Hunter Campbell, call this man [Cejudo], call this man [ Sterling], get these two dudes signed up to fight, and let’s see who’s the true bantamweight champion of the world.”
Cejudo (16-2-0) is not only the former double champion of the flyweight and bantamweight divisions, but he also holds an Olympic gold medal in wrestling. Having retired in 2020, he went out on the very top of the sport of MMA having a six-fight win streak that included wins over Demetrious Johnson, T.J. Dillashaw, and Dominick Cruz.
With his eyes set on returning, he is looking to enter back at the top with potential matchups with Sterling and Alexander Volkanovski.
Sterling (21-3-0) has been on an impressive seven-fight win streak since 2018. Having defeated the likes of Jimmie Rivera, Pedro Munhoz, and Cory Sandhagen, he captured gold in 2021 against Petr Yan and defeated the belt in their rematch at UFC 273.
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As a recent graduate from Lewis-Clark State College with a B.S. in History, Bjorn first fell in love with mixed martial arts when he watched UFC 196. As a contributor for MyMMANews, Bjorn matches his love for MMA, history, and writing.