“It’s Really My Fault” – Henry Cejudo on Jose Aldo’s Situation

Published 06/10/2020, 2:27 AM EDT


Henry Cejudo quit the UFC after an impressive TKO win to retain his Bantamweight Championship. Now, the fighter like the rest of the MMA world is keen to see who becomes the next Champion. As of now the clash for the vacant title is set to feature Petr Yan fighting Jose Aldo. However, ‘The Messenger’ has said that Aldo is at UFC 251 because of him

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Henry Cejudo says he is the reason Jose Aldo shot has a title shot

In a chat with Joe Rogan on ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’, ‘Triple C’ said, “It’s really my fault. It’s my fault that Jose Aldo is fighting for the belt because that’s who I was originally supposed to fight with Dominick. But, this whole COVID thing happened, so Aldo was gonna fight for the title. Then it’s like you can’t do that to him, so the UFC, they stuck to their word. And they gave him the title shot. At least that’s what I think.” 

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Rogan goes on to talk about how all potential fights in the division excite him. I’m happy for both fights. I’d be happy if Marlon fought Petr Yan or I’d be happy if Aldo fought him.” He even adds that a Moraes- Aldo rematch would excite him. “There’s great fights in that division,” concludes Rogan.

However, ‘Triple C’ says, “The people I think that should fight for the belt are Aljamain Sterling and Petr.”

Furthermore, he questioned Yan’s credentials. “How dangerous is he? Besides Urijah what’s another big name that dude has beaten?”

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He ignored the other guys which implies that he backs ‘Funk Master’ to be the new champion. 

‘Funk Master’ highlighted his credentials with a superb first-round submission victory at UFC 250. The 2nd ranked Bantamweight fighter is largely expected to face the winner of the Aldo-Yan fight which is set to take place at Fight Island on July 11.

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Who do you see emerging victorious and becoming the reigning Bantamweight Champion? Also, what is your take on Henry Cejudo staying relevant by claiming that the Brazilian making the fight was due to him?

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Reubyn Coutinho

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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