“We’re Going To Name Her America”- Henry Cejudo Reveals Big Personal News for Fans

Published 10/05/2021, 7:50 AM EDT


Former Olympic gold-medalist and two-division UFC champion, ‘Triple-C’ Henry Cejudo revealed a piece of big personal news. ‘The Messenger’ sat down for a chat with ESPN MMA’s Marc Raimondi. Cejudo is going to be a dad later this year. He and his wife are expecting a baby girl on November 21st. And, Triple-C has a name in mind for her upcoming daughter.

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I’m getting ready to be a dad man getting ready to be a dad. I’m gonna have a little baby girl November 21. We’re gonna name her America,” said Cejudo in his recent interview.

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Cejudo is currently training with Zhang Weili. Weili is preparing for redemption against Rose Namanujas at UFC 268. The Chinese star dropped her belt to ‘Thug Rose’ at UFC 261.

It will be interesting to see if there’s a different outcome in the rematch. Cejudo has already revealed that former flyweight Deiveson Figueiredo will be joining them soon as well.

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)

But, Cejudo will have to take care of his family at the moment as they wait for the newest member to join. That hasn’t stopped ‘Triple-C’ from taking shots at the current featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski as the former is looking to become a UFC champion at three weight classes.

Alexander Volkanovski vs Henry Cejudo: The fight to make next?

Cejudo has gone off on Volkanovski on multiple occasions. He has taunted the Aussie by calling him ‘The Average’, which is a dig at the featherweight champion’s moniker, ‘The Great‘. That has caught Volkanovski’s attention too.

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Volkanovski recently defeated Brian Ortega at UFC 266. It was a Fight Of The Year contender with both fighters putting on a show. But, he might have to wait for the next contender as Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez will engage in a title eliminator in December. The champion wants to stay active and a fight with Cejudo seemingly makes perfect sense considering the timeline.

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If indeed the fight eventually takes place, remains to be seen. It has the promise to be yet another classic given the UFC books it.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA 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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