“Henry Cejudo I’m Going to Smash This Guy” – Askar Askarov Comes to Triple C’s Defence After Kai Kara-France’s Trash Talk

Published 01/10/2022, 9:26 AM EST
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 has teased the idea of a comeback a few times. But he seems serious about returning in 2022. In fact, it seems that he is really pushing for a fight against Alex Volkanovski. This has resulted in polarizing reactions from both fans and UFC fighters.

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Kai Kara-France wrote on Twitter, “Stay retired mate! Trust me, You don’t want Volk walking you down!”

Askar Askarov quickly jumped in to defend the double champ. He wrote, “@HenryCejudo CCC i’m gonna smash this guy he never gonna talk again see you soon”.

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A bout between UFC flyweights ‘Don’t Blink’ and Askar Askarov is expected to take place on March 26 on UFC Fight Night. Hence, both taking a dig at each other is not that surprising.

Kai Kara-France was seen fighting twice in 2021. He managed to knock out both his opponents; his biggest win being against the former champion Cody Garbrandt. On the other, Askarov has never lost a single professional MMA bout. The Russian fighter currently has a 13-0-1 record and aims to pocket yet another victory.

Both the fighters have already started back-and-forth argument arguments on Twitter. So fans expect a massive fight to take place in the octagon. It would be interesting to see which fighter ultimately walks away with a win.

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Askarov already has Cejudo’s support. The champ also gave Kai Kara-France a reply on Twitter for underestimating him.

What’s ahead for Henry Cejudo?

Cejudo seems extremely interested in a bout against Volkanovski. The fighter wrote a few Tweets asking UFC President Dana White to give him the opportunity to fight Alec Volkanovski.

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The fighter not only retired as the double champ but had also won an Olympic gold medal. Hence, he has occupied three important titles. Now, he is interested in trying to occupy yet another UFC belt after returning. So he is aiming at becoming the first person to dominate the third division, too.

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It would be interesting to see if the promotion and White agree to this. Cejudo, however, has been doing his best to make the fight against Volkanovski happen.

Do you think a fight against Volkanovski is a good idea? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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