‘Triple C Will Be Back’- Henry Cejudo Reveals Conditions Under Which He Will Return to the UFC

Published 03/16/2021, 12:10 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)


Henry Cejudo is one of the greatest lighter division fighters ever. He is one of the few fighters in UFC history to be a champ-champ, holding the Flyweight and Bantamweight titles simultaneously. However, Cejudo had an early retirement from the sport as he hung his gloves up for good after beating Dominick Cruz in 2020.

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However, Cejudo has stayed active on Twitter and has regularly been calling out opponents. He has kept interest in watching him return, a clear negotiation tactic for whenever Dana White does call on him. Cejudo’s retirement was motivated by his financial interests, so it makes sense that he said he will return only if ‘the price is right’.

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“The king will return if the price is right. Everyone’s for a price of gold, and that’s it. When it’s right, when I feel like it’s right, the guy with the gold makes the world. But when I feel like it’s right, Triple C will be back.”

Henry Cejudo: Which division does he fit the best?

Henry Cejudo has been calling out opponents across 3 weight classes. However, Featherweight seems out of the question for him.

No matter what the price is, Cejudo would never want to take a fight against someone like Max Holloway. However, a fight against Alexander Volkanovski has been something that Cejudo has asked for before.

Petr Yan became champion of the Bantamweight division after Cejudo vacated the belt. However, Yan currently has to win his title back from Aljamain Sterling, who became champion after Yan lost his title via DQ.

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 09: Henry Cejudo celebrates after his knockout victory over. Dominick Cruz in their UFC bantamweight championship fight during the. UFC 249 event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Aljo clearly doesn’t mind fighting Cejudo instead of re-matching Yan, so maybe the money could be good enough to force the UFC in that direction.

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However, the most compelling matchup is easily at Flyweight. Cejudo probably won’t want to make that weight cut again, but a fight against Deiveson Figueiredo would be the best fight for Cejudo’s legacy.

Fig had to get past Brandon Moreno, but a fight against Cejudo would be a blockbuster. Let’s see what the UFC does with the King of Cringe.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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