‘Rent-A-Chumps’- Henry Cejudo Calls Out Three Divisional Champions For a Possible Comeback

Published 02/22/2021, 10:00 AM EST
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 09: Henry Cejudo talks with UFC president Dana White after announcing his retirement in the Octagon after his 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)


Henry Cejudo is going to go down in history as one of the greatest Flyweights of all-time. While it is almost impossible to reach the status that Demetrious Johnson reached before Cejudo, Triple C has an impressive set of accomplishments to his name.

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Unlike DJ, he beat Dominick Cruz at Bantamweight and was a 2-division weight champion. However, it seems like the retired Cejudo is drumming up interest in a return again.

He called out Dana White on Twitter and asked him to line up 3 champions for him for his next fight. Deiveson Figueiredo at 125, Petr Yan at 135, and Alexander Volkanovski at 145.

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This seems like just another social media thing for Cejudo, who has called out others like Max Holloway since retiring as well. As for the names he mentioned, all 3 champions have their next opponents.

Yan is defending against Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259, and Volkanovski will defend his strap a month later at UFC 260 against Brian Ortega.

Deiveson Figueiredo is going to defend his title against Brandon Moreno in a rematch of their draw from UFC 256. While no date has been announced, it is expected to be a part of the summer cards for the UFC.

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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 accomplished a lot in the UFC. However, many will wonder if he could have achieved more. After one of the closest title wins over Demetrious Johnson, Cejudo breezed past T.J. Dillashaw for a title defense.

He then beat Marlon Moraes and Dominick Cruz at Bantamweight. His retirement was sudden but should have been expected. Cejudo has enjoyed a long career, including his days as an Olympic wrestler.

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The accumulated damage on Cejudo must be a lot which is why the 2-weight champion decided to retire in the middle of his prime. While a big-money fight may bring him back, it doesn’t seem like Cejudo would return for anything less than that.

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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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