’You Will Bend the Knee to King Triple C’ – Henry Cejudo Says He Would Beat Up Jake Paul Despite His Size

Published 09/13/2021, 9:35 AM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 09: Henry Cejudo of the United States celebrates after defeating Dominick Cruz of the United States in their bantamweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)


Henry Cejudo is pretty confident that he will defeat Jake Paul if the pair ever face each other. Cejudo is a former UFC 2-division champion and has been retired from MMA since May 2020. However, the fighter has often expressed his desire to return to combat sports.

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There have been various speculations about Cejudo facing the likes of Deiveson Figueiredo and Jake Paul on his return. Recently, after Paul defeated Tyron Woodley in a boxing match, Cejudo was asked about his relationship with Paul.

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Cejudo was quick to respond with a witty remark as the former champion said, “Jake’s got a crush on me, dude. Last time I heard.” During the interview with FighHype.com, they also asked ‘Triple C’ about Paul’s performance against Woodley.

He said, “He beat Woodley fair and square. I called that. It’s different with the MMA glove. With the width of the glove and the weight of it, it’s different. You can’t just rely on that right hand. In MMA, you can get that every day, but in boxing, you got to know your combinations.”

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul fights Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Triller)

While everyone knows Woodley has great striking abilities, many believed that even then it will be difficult for him to defeat ‘The Problem Child’. Cejudo was one such individual and in the end, he was proved right as Woodley lost to Paul via split decision.

Henry Cejudo is confident he can beat Jake Paul

Henry Cejudo is considerably smaller than Jake Paul and therefore many believe he will face problems if he faced ‘The Problem Child’. During the interview with Fight Hype, they reminded Cejudo of the same. However, Cejudo seemed confident in himself and responded with, “Don’t underestimate the fun size.”

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During the conversation, the reporter suggested that Cejudo being smaller than Paul could be good. As ‘Triple C’ can get on the inside and hit Paul with some power punches. The former UFC champion seemed to agree with it and was quick to respond in agreement.

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He said, “I would beat Jake Paul because of that reason. I know I’m short. But I’m 160 and what is he, 185? I can get up another 20 pounds if I have to. At least another 10. Jake the snake, if you wanna come at me, you will bend the knee to King Triple C. That’s all I got to say.”

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Do you think a fight between Henry Cejudo and Jake Paul will happen? If yes, who do you think will win? Let us know in the comments below.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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