Henry Cejudo has his eyes set on another former UFC champion and a legend of the sport in Frankie Edgar. After beating arguably the greatest of all-time in Demetrious Johnson in August, Cejudo then knocked out TJ Dillashaw in 32 seconds to retain his flyweight belt.
Now, the plan for Cejudo is to move up to bantamweight to take on Marlon Moraes for the vacant bantamweight title where Cejudo has a shot to become a champ-champ. A reason why Cejudo wants Moraes is the fact that he has made subtle jabs to him over the Bella twins.
“I think now’s the time to give Marlon Moraes a message,” Cejudo started saying on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show. “Because [the Nikki Bella comment] did sting just a little bit, it did. But Marlon Moraes I got a message for you… If you think you’re going to be the second heart I break this year, man I hope you’re ready, brother. I really do, man. I’m not afraid of you. I’m an Olympic champ. I defeated Demetrious Johnson, I defeated TJ Dillashaw, you think a World Series of Fighting former champ is gonna scare me? I’m gonna shut your lights out and I’m gonna tell you something now, I already have my next opponent in line.
“Your boy, your coach, Frankie Edgar… I know he’s gonna be there, he can get some of Cejudo too cause I will shut his lights out too. ’45 or ’35, they’ve always said Frankie Edgar can make 135-pounds, I welcome that. If the belt vacates at ’45, why not?!”
Why Edgar next? Well the answer is simple for Cejudo.
“I’m on a legend rampage,” Cejudo said. “I’m here to prove I’m the best pound-4-pound fighter in the world, I’m already up there as one of the greatest combat athletes of all time, which I believe it.”