Henry Cejudo Calls Out Former Featherweight Champion Max Holloway

Published 03/17/2021, 1:11 AM EDT
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, the former 2 division UFC champion, has been out of the fight game since May 2020. In his last fight, Cejudo stopped Dominick Cruz with a flying knee, followed by a couple of punches to the face to retain his bantamweight belt.

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‘The Messenger’ is on a six-fight win streak and wants to win his seventh consecutive fight against someone special. Brett Okamoto interviewed ‘Triple C’ where Henry Cejudo showed his interest in fighting Max Holloway.

He said, “He’s taller than me he’s inflicted a lot more damage in different people but I feel like I’m just too smart and too skilled and I love the challenge if I was to ever fight Max Holloway.”

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Max Holloway fought his last fight with Calvin Kattar, where he showed his class and skills. The former champion destroyed ‘The Boston Finisher’ for 5 rounds on the ABC network and gave the fans a masterclass performance. In between the fight, Holloway pointed towards the commentator’s desk and proclaimed himself as the best boxer in the UFC.

Henry Cejudo wants Max Holloway to Win against Alexander Volkanovski

‘Triple C’ wants Max Holloway to fight and win against Alexander Volkanovski in a trilogy fight and then fight Holloway himself. He believes people realize that Max Holloway is a tough opponent for him. Hence, they will see him as an underdog in the fight.

He also stated the fact that he also wants Volkanovski to fight him for the featherweight championship. ‘The Great’ is 2 inches taller than him, so this is a much better fight for Cejudo.

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On the other hand, Max Holloway is much taller with a height of 5’9″ and will possess a huge reach advantage. This will play a big role in the fight, a guy with the longer reach can touch his opponent more easily.

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)

Henry Cejudo has already proved himself by defeating top talent and future legends like Dominick Cruz, Demetrious Johnson, T.J. Dillashaw, and many more. ‘Triple C’ glorified his name when he defeated ‘Mighty Mouse’ Demetrious Johnson and ended his 13-fight win streak.

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Having taken down the best at flyweight and bantamweight, it’s obvious that only a scrap against the best at featherweight will lure him back.

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Saurabh Singh

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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