Henry Cejudo Starts a YouTube Channel to Lure Out Floyd Mayweather

Published 04/12/2021, 7:07 AM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, FL – MAY 09: Henry Cejudo of the United States looks on after defeating Dominick Cruz (not pictured) of the United States in the bantamweight title fight against during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 9, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)


Former two-division UFC champion Henry Cejudo making call-outs to athletes and boxers outside MMA has become somewhat of a norm as of late. The ‘King of Cringe’ is back to calling out boxers on social media with his latest post. He sent a message to Floyd Mayweather and expressed a desire to fight him under the pretext of starting a YouTube channel.

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Chiefly, he’s been after several top names in boxing, most frequent amongst his list being Ryan Garcia. ‘Money’ Mayweather hasn’t necessarily been on Henry Cejudo’s radar until now, however, he’s sure to double down in the future. Boxing Floyd Mayweather is clearly not out of the realm of possibility after looking at Conor McGregor securing the fight in 2017.

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Henry Cejudo: An Overview

Cejudo has one of the most illustrious resumes in all of MMA, which is a reason fans eagerly keep an eye out for his activities. ‘The King of Cringe’ has pulled off some rather questionable stunts as of late, however, he’s earned the fans’ respect. Apart from being one of four ‘champ-champ’s in the organization, he’s beaten some of the best to do it.

Henry Cejudo last fought back at UFC 249 in May 2020 and soundly defeated Dominick Cruz via TKO. ‘Triple C’ surprisingly announced that he would be retiring from MMA following his emphatic second-round victory. In fact, fans didn’t necessarily believe his retirement at first, however, it has stood to this day.

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)

While he continues to pursue bouts against famed boxers and athletes, Henry Cejudo’s first love remains MMA and wrestling. ‘Triple C’ has constantly left the door open to making a comeback to the UFC for the right fight. He’s currently targeting a move to the featherweight division to take on Alexander Volkanovski for his gold belt.

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Alexander ‘The Great’ is open to the idea of taking on Cejudo, who clearly hopes to become the first three-division champion. However, Volkanovski has his hands full at the moment with his own divisional contenders, Not to mention, he will be a coach on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ against Brian Ortega later on in the year.

Hence, Cejudo could look to fight Mayweather and earn a huge payday before potentially returning to the UFC.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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