Patricio “Pitbull”: “There’s no One to Beat” Henry Cejudo
By FCF Staff
Henry Cejudo ended the historic reign of Demetrious Johnson at UFC 227, and it looks like Patricio “Pitbull” Freire believes the wrestler will rule the flyweight division for some time.
Cejudo worked his way to a split decision win over Johnson at the recent event, and in doing so, ensured Johnson wouldn’t defend the 125 title for a 12th time. Recently Freire spoke with MMA Fighting, and while discussing Cejudo, Bellator’s featherweight champ said this:
“No one takes him out of there,” Freire said. “There’s no one to beat Cejudo. He’s too tough, man. That fight he lost to Benavidez, I don’t think he lost that fight. It was tough, but he didn’t lose that one. You can put anyone in there with him, he won’t lose.”
“And I’ll tell you this, he will do some damage at bantamweight. If they allow that fight (with Dillashaw) to happen, he’ll do pretty well there. He’s too tough. He fights lightweights here in the gym. Every time he has a fight booked he comes here to train, we discuss ideas, and he finishes his camp in the U.S. He’s a tough fight for anyone.”
Cejudo has travelled to Brazil several times in the past to train with Freire and his brother, Patricky.