“Maybe Conor McGregor Is Just Eating Horse Meat”: Henry Cejudo & Former UFC Title Challenger React to Irishman’s Bulky Physique

Published 05/09/2022, 11:00 AM EDT

UFC fans have been waiting for Conor McGregor to return to the octagon soon. Many have been marveling over his bulky physique and speculating about the reason behind his massive frame. Former UFC title challenger Jake Shields and former UFC champion Henry Cejudo have also been talking about it.

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In a recent tweet, Shields wrote, Maybe @TheNotoriousMMA is just eating horse meat and Acai”. This dig was because, as per Shields, McGregor had previously accused him of using banned substances.

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Apart from Jake Shields, Henry Cejudo also took a did at ‘The Notorious’. Both had been beefing on social media a while ago. Hence, ‘Triple C’ shared a tweet that mentioned McGregor not having been tested by USADA for months. Cejudo thus wrote, Come on in, the water’s fine! @TheNotoriousMMA #TheReturn #McTapper”.

With ‘The Messenger’ planning a return and re-entering the testing pool, things might get more interesting.

Cejudo had taken on the role of a coach after retiring from MMA at UFC 249. However, he seems interested in coming back and dominating soon. While Cejudo and McGregor make somewhat unusual rivals, there seems to be a lot of dislike between the two, resulting in Twitter spats now and then.

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Both the athletes had reignited their beef after McGregor took a dig at Cejudo by calling him a ‘fat midget novice’ for holding a kick pad for Cris Cyborg. Thus, it would be interesting to see if this tiff materializes into something big or fizzles out.

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The Irish fighter was the first to become a simultaneous two-division UFC champion; Cejudo also joined this exclusive club with titles in the flyweight and bantamweight divisions. He has been wanting to return and dominate yet another division.

Nevada , United States – 10 July 2021; Conor McGregor before his lightweigh fight with Dustin Poirier during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (Photo By Thomas King/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Similarly, McGregor, who has already been champion at featherweight and lightweight, looks interested in reaching the very top of the welterweight. Cejudo feels McGregor is more likely to win the third belt much faster than him. This is mainly because of McGregor’s popularity and his relationship with Dana White.

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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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