Henry Cejudo Issues a Strong Statement After Deiveson Figueiredo Misses Weight For Flyweight Title Fight

Published 02/29/2020, 2:20 AM EST


Looks like Henry Cejudo is now in a loving relationship with media-spotlight. “The Messenger” Cejudo somehow manages to make the news almost every other day with his witty statements.

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In the most recent incident of the sort, Cejudo made a rather interesting remark after the weigh-in for UFC Fight Night 169. Ariel Helwani tweeted Cejudo’s statement:

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Henry wrote, “I am the greatest to ever live. I p*ss excellence.” 

The weigh-in that this statement revolves around was for a match for the Flyweight Championship. Cejudo had given up the title in December 2019 to focus on the Bantamweight division.

The vacant title was supposed to be battled for at UFC Norfolk. Unfortunately, one of the contenders, Deiveson Figueiredo failed to make weight for the match. The fighter did not attempt to bring his weight down to the required category in the time provided by the authorities.

Deiveson Figueiredo

The fact that Henry somehow attributes this turn of events to his own “greatness” is downright hilarious. How does, a person’s inability to make the required weight in a fight Henry is not even involved in, add to his credibility? Yet, this is not the first time Henry has found pleasure in someone else’s business.

Henry Cejudo is habitual of making statements regarding any issue, about him or not

Very recently, Cejudo called out Conor McGregor on behalf of Justing Gaethje. He also made several nasty remarks about “The Notorious”.

Wanting to start a battle of wits with “The Notorious” does not seem like a very wise thing to do. Especially when one does not have anything to do with him.

Moreover, he not only tried fixing a matchup but also called Conor a “terrorist”. A thoroughly disgraceful comment to make, even in the interest of entertainment.

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Well, this is evidence enough to realize that Cejudo just can’t do without being in the news. Although, there is a fairly thin line between negative and positive publicity, and Cejudo seems to be constantly ignoring it.

It is not like he hasn’t done enough in his career that is noteworthy. After all, he is one of the rare fighters to have held UFC championships in two weight divisions simultaneously.

Yet, his constant indulgence in controversy continues to bring down his credibility. Even an Olympic Gold medal hides behind his overly witty comments.

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Do you think it is time that Henry toned down his heavy presence in controversy?

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