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Henry Cejudo wants to fight Valentina Shevchenko and become ‘first intergender champion’

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‘Triple C’ is setting more new goals for himself.

UFC 238: Cejudo v Moraes Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion recently challenged women’s double-champion Amanda Nunes for a possible fight in the future. Apparently, “Triple C” is adamant in facing a female champion to add to his list of accomplishments.

In a recent video he released via Twitter, Cejudo went on to challenge women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko, as he holds aspirations to become the “first intergender champion of the world.

“So I am out here enjoying my beautiful Sunday here in beautiful Las Vegas.” Cejudo said (transcript by BJPenn.com). “But my phone just keeps blowing up that somebody by the name of Valentina ‘The Bullet’ Shevchenko is the most dominant champion in the world. And guess what? I get a little jelly, because you know what she has gold and I want that gold!

“Valentina Shevchenko, I have a message for you. I am looking to become the first intergender world champion that this world has ever seen. I’m calling you out. You can be the next to bend the knee to ‘Triple C.’”

Shevchenko defended her title against Liz Carmouche at UFC Uruguay over the weekend where he earned a unanimous decision verdict in their headliner fight.