“Peter Yan Needs To Learn Better English”-Henry Cejudo

Published 05/06/2020, 12:48 PM EDT


Henry Cejudo says he’s got an opponent that truly deserves to face him. Dominick Cruz perfectly fits the legacy rampage he is on.

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Henry Cejudo will take on Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 this 9th of May. He will face Cruz in a clash for the bantamweight title at the co-main event this weekend. The champ, Cejudo, said the lack of a clear No.1 contender and Cruz’s star power status as the greatest bantamweight of all time makes him an easy pick for this match. The 135 pounds belt will be defended against a division great.

At Tuesday’s media call, during the promotion of UFC 249, Cejudo said he actually much preferred Cruz over Jose Aldo. Aldo was originally supposed to fight Cejudo for the title, but travel bans played spoil-sport.

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Henry Cejudo said, “Dominick was my first choice since the beginning. I wanted to fight (him). I thought it was a great storyline – we’re both from Arizona, he’s a great champ, I beat the No. 1 contender Marlon Moraes, and there was really not a concrete No. 1 contender after I beat Moraes.”

“My original plan was to fight him, but then I saw the fact that Jose Aldo did a good job with Marlon Moraes, who was the No. 1 contender. I went with Aldo, but I told Dominick, Dominick should stay on the lines because if anything happens, you’re the guy that I want next. And it just turned out to be that Jose Aldo couldn’t get a visa and that allowed Dominick Cruz to get back in. But he was always part of the plan and now we’re going to scrap.

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Henry Cejudo says, “Wait in line”

Cejudo is facing a lot of heat from the other fighters in the division for his pick. They say there are fighters who deserve this shot at the title more than Cruz does. They have been active in the division for far longer and are even coming off wins and not a loss.

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To this, Henry Cejudo replied, “Wait for their chance, wait for the king to tell them to bend the knee. Aljamain Sterling got knocked out by a guy that I knocked out, so wait in line. And Peter Yan needs to learn better English. He absolutely sucks and you can’t beat a 41-year-old and expect a title shot–that’s just ridiculous. I rather fight someone who hasn’t fight in four years.”

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What do you think? Does anyone deserve the spot more than Dominick Cruz?

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