“You Think a Hugbee Player Scares Me”- Henry Cejudo Has a Perfect Reply for Kai Kara-France’s Advice

Published 01/09/2022, 2:11 PM EST
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 09: Henry Cejudo celebrates after his knockout victory over 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)


‘The Messenger’ Henry Cejudo is going all out to showcase his candidature for Max Holloway’s replacement against Alexander Volkanovski. Notably, the former dual champion leaped onto the scenario after ESPN reported that ‘Blessed’ has aggravated a prior injury and won’t be able to go up against ‘The Great’ for their title showdown.

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Meanwhile, a rising star from Cejudo’s former division had some advice for the former champ- to stay away from Volkanovski and his prowess. “Stay retired mate! Trust me, You don’t want Volk walking you down!”

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Kai Kara-France is an emerging flyweight fighter from New Zealand. Notably, the Kiwi has registered wins over many elite flyweights. Recently, he thrashed former bantamweight champion, Cody Garbrandt, in his 125-pound weight class division.

However, the Mexican had an apt reply for ‘Don’t Blink’ and he delivered it in his signature no-holds-barred attitude. “You think a hugbee player scares me! I’ll be walking him down with my fist and takedowns.”

Apparently, Cejudo touched on Volkanovski‘s semi-professional rugby career, where he actually a standout as he won his team a premiership during his stint with them back in 2010.

Henry Cejudo is adamant on UFC 272 demand

Henry Cejudo is serious about the featherweight strap and he let his voice heard loud and clear as soon as ESPN announced Max Holloway’s injury. Although the announcement caused havoc in the entire featherweight division. With prospects from the ranked club backing their claims.

However, ‘Triple C’ is really stubborn about his name, as he wants to add another feather in his already overly decorated cap. Cejudo showed the same with his recent Tweet, he wrote “Hey @danawhite
give me a shot at Alex. I would never cancel. I’m Mexican and we don’t believe in pulling out of anything.”

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Currently, Cejudo has three golds to himself. Namely, the 2008 Beijing Olympics wrestling gold, UFC flyweight gold, and UFC bantamweight gold. However, Cejudo wants to add the featherweight gold to the collection and change his monicker to ‘C4’.

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Aashish Kumar

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Aashish Kumar is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, this Israel Adesanya fan has interned at reputed media houses and gained valuable reporting experience. Building on that experience, Aashish will look to tap into his love for combat sports and let fans benefit from his passion and journalistic expertise.

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