Henry Cejudo Has Timeline to Become The “Best Pound-For-Pound Fighter in The World”
By FCF Staff
After defeating two of the greatest fighters in the sport in back-to-back fights, Henry Cejudo hopes to become the planet’s best pound-for-pound fighter before the year is up.
Cejudo defended the UFC’s flyweight title last month by quickly stopping bantamweight champ, T.J. Dillashaw. The decorated wrestler secured the 125 title last summer by ending the historic reign of Demetrious Johnson via decision.
Recently Cejudo spoke with MMA Junkie, and while discussing his plans for 2019, the champ said this:
“If I go up it would have to be a title shot immediately,” Cejudo said. “I’ve got a belt at 125 and I can’t be fighting some No. 2 or 3 guy, with all due respect. I think there’s a lot of fights for me. I’m a chameleon. I fill into 135 very well too. I think I’ll be bigger than all of them. The size that I use and how I feel. At 125 there’s nobody in the world that can match my strength. Marlon Moraes, all those guys are on my hit-list too. I would love to fight those guys.
“I think taking out T.J., sometime in July or August. Taking that belt and then fighting possibly in December and to be, being the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Beating T.J. I would be the only guy with two belts, an Olympic gold medal. You would be crazy not calling me the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Just taking heads. Putting heads on a spike.”
The 31-year-old Cejudo (14-2) has won four straight fights now and is 8-2 in the UFC.