Henry Cejudo Claims Wheels Are in Motion For Boxing Match With Ryan Garcia
By FCF Staff
It’s been less than a month since Henry Cejudo announced he was calling it quits on his MMA career. But the former UFC champ says a bout with rising boxing star Ryan Garcia will bring him out of retirement.
Not only that, Cejudo claims steps are being taken to make the fight a reality.
After Cejudo stopped Dominick Cruz last month at UFC 249, he announced he was retiring. At the time, the former Olympic Gold Medal wrestler and UFC champ-champ, said he was happy with his career and is ready to move on.
“I think I’ve done everything in MMA, Olympic champ, flyweight champ, bantamweight champ, I’ve defended both of my titles. I think the only one I want to do it is to make Ryan Garcia bend the knee.
“I really don’t think he’s that good. I really don’t. I think with a proper team, the right game plan, I believe I could make him bend the knee in front of Oscar De La Hoya. I feel like I have the tools, the power, the strength, the experience, and we wanna make this happen, potentially in Saudi Arabia so we got the money guy. We got the money guy that’s willing to pay both of us. It’s just up to ‘Randy Candy’ Garcia to sign that contract.”
The 21 year-old Garcia has gone 20-0 to date in pro-boxing, and the lightweight has recorded 17 knockots.