Henry Cejudo Proposes Three Exciting Fights to Dana White for his UFC Return

Published 05/19/2021, 12:51 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)


Former UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo took to social media and sent a message to Dana White and the UFC. Chiefly, Cejudo teased a return to active competition and listed out possible candidates. Henry Cejudo has flirted with the idea of making a comeback on many occasions; now, he’s finally laying a roadmap back to the top.

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In fact, Cejudo’s venture back to the UFC seems to be driven by the need to capture yet another title. The former Olympian has been chasing the status of ‘C4’ and has stated that the main reason for his comeback would be to fight Alexander Volkanovski. What’s more, the two have gone back and forth on social media on many occasions teasing a potential fight.

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With names like Deiveson Figueiredo and Aljamain Sterling included in his hit list, Henry Cejudo is once again chasing greatness. He’s already dismantled former champions like Dominick Cruz and TJ Dillashaw and is looking at the current crop of elites. Fans of ‘Triple C’ will wait with bated anticipation to see if he secures the match-up he desires.

Henry Cejudo: A legacy set in stone

Apart from securing the coveted ‘Champ-Champ’ status, Henry Cejudo is geared towards becoming the undisputed P4P king. In his absence from MMA, several fighters have broken through and become established figures. Champions like Kamaru Usman, Charles Oliveira, and Deiveson Figueiredo are trending towards unmatched greatness.

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However, if Henry Cejudo is to be believed, his return to the UFC will mark the greatest run in company history. As mentioned before, he’s already secured wins over dominant forces and his run after beating Demetrious Johnson is a thing of legend. There’s no question as to whether fans will tune if and when he strikes a comeback deal with the UFC.

As it stands, all the names on Henry Cejudo’s hit list are currently engaged in an upcoming match-up. While Sterling doesn’t have a fight booked, he’ll almost certainly rematch with Petr Yan upon his return. Given the landscape of the respective decisions, it’s highly likely that Deiveson Figueiredo could be the first champion to make a viable bout with.

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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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