“I Like My Credentials Better”- Henry Cejudo Compares His Resume to Khabib Nurmagomedov

Published 06/13/2021, 11:50 PM EDT
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)


The debate for the greatest ever to do it is something that fans across all sports quarrel about. Every sport has a set of athletes who have achieved things in the sport and done things that were previously unfathomable, thereby separating themselves from the rest. Khabib Nurmagomedov and Henry Cejudo are two such athletes. 

In a recent clip, when a reporter asked Cejudo what he made of Nurmagomedov’s 29-0 record, he said, “It ain’t (easy) but it ain’t no Olympic gold and two UFC belts what’s up? I like my credentials better. But Khabib is the real deal. I think Khabib is the real deal. He’s retired now.”

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In a sport where losses are so common, and a split-second lapse of concentration can end the fight, ‘The Eagle’ has been flawless in 29 professional fights. Being undefeated in MMA is something that is rare. 

However, having an undefeated record of 29-0 is something that has never been seen before. ‘The Eagle’ has dominated every minute of every round in his UFC career. In his entire career, he has just lost 2 rounds (and ended the fight in the subsequent round on both occasions). Furthermore, he has defended his belt thrice.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 07: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia celebrates his submission victory over Dustin Poirier in their lightweight championship bout during UFC 242 at The Arena on September 7, 2019 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Critics will argue that ‘The Eagle’ fought novices in his first few fights and that the fights were only two five-minute rounds. 

Triple C’, on the other hand, is an Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling. At the time, he was the youngest ever to win Olympic gold for the United States in wrestling. In his MMA career, he has suffered two losses, avenging one.

‘The Messenger’ also has two title defenses to his name across two weight divisions. Cejudo is one of the very few athletes to have held gold simultaneously in two different weight classes in the UFC. 

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Given the longevity of his career and his performances inside the octagon, ‘The Eagle’ edges out ‘Triple C’ in terms of having the more impressive MMA resume. 

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What do you make of the comparison between Henry Cejudo and Khabib Nurmagomedov? Who do you think has the better resume? Let us know in the comments below!

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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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