‘How About We Fight’- Henry Cejudo Calls Out Jake Paul For a Charity Bet

Published 12/06/2020, 10:28 PM EST
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 09: Henry Cejudo poses for a portrait backstage after his victory during the UFC 249 event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC)


Henry Cejudo etched his name in the UFC’s history books when he became a double champion in the promotion. The Olympic gold medallist added two UFC belts to his already impressive list of achievements.

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After his fight at UFC 249, where he beat one of the best bantamweights ever in Dominick Cruz, Cejudo announced that he would be retiring from the sport. This was something that no one saw coming as the 33-year-old was in the prime of his career. 

However, as he did with his wrestling career, he stated that he wanted to go out on his own terms.

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Dispute being retired Cejudo is not far away from making headlines. He has always stated that he would return for a handsome payday against the likes of Alexander Volkanovski to become a three-division champion in the UFC. 

Read: “I want to take Max Holloway’s belt”- Henry Cejudo calls out Alexander Volkanovski by implying his title defense was illegitimate 

Henry Cejudo eyes a fight with YouTuber Jake Paul 

A few hours back, Cejudo tweeted, “Yo @jakepaul since you really think your a legit fighter by beating up on retired NBA D lister’s who really deserves a academy award for best fall. How about we fight and if I can’t stop you I’ll give all money to charity of your choice. #dontbescaredhomie”

YouTuber Jake Paul recently fought Nate Robinson as the co-main event to Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. Paul knocked out Robinson viciously in the second round of the fight. Subsequently, he has since gone on the call out the likes of Conor McGregor and Dillon Danis, among other fighters. 

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MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Paul looked impressive in only his second fight as a professional fighter. Cejudo has never boxed professionally. However, he is an extremely well-rounded athlete who is as good on his feet as he is on the ground. 

The two men are oceans apart in weight classes. Paul weighed in at 189 pounds for his recent fight, whereas Cejudo weighed in at 135 pounds for his last fight. 

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Would you be interested in a fight between Cejudo and Jake Paul? Let us know in the comments below.

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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