‘Careful What You Wish for!’- Henry Cejudo Responds to Kayla Harrison

December 3, 2020 7:00 pm

Former PFL champion Kayla Harrison is looking to return to the promotion and wants some new and upgraded competition. The undefeated judoka posted an open challenge on Twitter. She even called out former two-division UFC champion “The Messenger” Henry Cejudo.

Cejudo seemed to have accepted the challenge. ‘Triple-C’ responded, “You’ll bend the knee within round one! Careful what you wish for!”

Both fighters are represented by famous manager Ali-Abdelaziz. They share a friendly relationship too. In reality, though, such a fight would never happen. Nevertheless, it hasn’t stopped Cejudo from reminding his friend about his greatness.

Henry Cejudo is currently retired as a fighter

The retired Henry Cejudo has always been an outspoken character. He carries his own persona really well.  Despite walking away, he keeps a close eye on proceedings in the MMA world.

Recently, he issued statements about the current flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo. Many touted the Brazilian as the savior of the 125 pounds division due to his recent dominance. But, Cejudo believes it was actually him that saved the division and the current champion is only in that position because of his hard work.

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)

He told MMA Fighting recently, “The only reason why Deiveson Figueiredo’s there is because of me.

He also mocked Figueiredo and said, “To me, he’s the lord of nothing. I’m the one that gave him that position. I’m allowing him to babysit my belt and he’s being a pretty good babysitter in my eyes.”

What’s next for both the fighters?

It’s needless to say, Cejudo knows his way around words. His mind games often distract his opponents. Should the former champion return to face Figueiredo in a quest to reclaim his belt, it will be a fantastic contest. UFC fans see Figueiredo as the next big legend of the flyweights; Cejudo has made himself prominent in the UFC history books via his achievements.

As for Kayla Harrison. she has recently competed in Invicta FC and claimed a brutal finish on her promotional debut. What do you think is next in the cards for both the fighters? Let us know your thoughts below.

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Apratim Banerjee

Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters. Dan Henderson’s brutal knockout against Michael Bisping at UFC 100 in 2009 is one of his earliest memories of the sport. He has never missed a UFC PPV or a Fight Night since, which speaks volumes about his wealth of MMA knowledge.

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