“I’ll Tell That to His Face”- Henry Cejudo Says Why Georges St-Pierre Escaped His Tough UFC Challenges

Published 10/06/2021, 1:16 PM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 09: Henry Cejudo prepares to fight 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)


Former two-division UFC champion, Henry Cejudo has been eyeing up a clash against the current featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski for a while. Cejudo is ready to come out of retirement for that fight and compared himself to fellow UFC legend Georges St-Pierre. GSP fought Michael Bisping in his return to the Octagon.

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Of course, I will come out of retirement. If If Dana White wants to see the fight if he wants to see history. And this is the thing Marc, I ain’t no Georges St-Pierre where I’m gonna go in there, cherry pick Michael Bisping. And then take off. GSP, he cherry picked Michael Bisping and I’ll tell that to his face too,” said Cejudo in a recent interview with ESPN.

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Hey, man, you cherry-picked then you left. With me, I’m going up against the number three pound for pound best fighter, probably the greatest featherweight in history. I either beat them or I get my a** beat,” he added further.

St-Pierre fought Bisping at UFC 217 and won. He became the undisputed UFC middleweight champion in the process. However, he hasn’t defended his belt since.

Will Henry Cejudo ever return to the UFC?

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Cejudo has set his sights on Volkanovski now. After capturing the flyweight and bantamweight title of the UFC, Triple-C is determined to get his hands on the featherweight belt now. He has already achieved things in the sport of MMA that others can only dream of. But, that hasn’t stopped the champion from looking for more.

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 09: Henry Cejudo is interviewed by Megan Olivi 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)

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If he will actually return, remains to be seen. But, it seems like he has been training again. So, it won’t be much of a surprise if ‘The Messenger‘ is back inside the Octagon. After all, Cejudo is a fighter that fans cherish to watch. And a fight against Volkanovski is something that will certainly garner a lot of attention.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is a senior UFC 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.

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