Conor McGregor might have opened as the betting favorite over Justin Gaethje, but UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo thinks ‘The Notorious’ is in for a rude awakening come fight night.
The bout hasn’t been made official, but ‘The Messenger’ is already predicting a first-round KO win for Gaethje.
Cejudo put McGregor on blast after ESPN released video footage of the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion training at home in self-quarantine.
And that’s actually what the problem is! @TheNotoriousMMA you should be working your your takedown defense #Mctapper @Justin_Gaethje would destroy in round one! #pussycat https://t.co/lGy5RofqpZ— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) March 21, 2020
“And that’s actually what the problem is! @TheNotoriousMMA you should be working your your takedown defense #Mctapper @Justin_Gaethje would destroy in round one!” Cejudo tweeted on Saturday.
This isn’t the first time Cejudo has insulted McGregor, as the Olympic gold medallist recently accused the UFC megastar of committing a terrorist attack when he launched a dolly through the window of a fighter’s bus prior to UFC 223.
“So I’m sitting here watching the UFC fights with my boy Justin Gaethje. And I’m just dumbfounded a little bit, because we’re talking about Conor McGregor. Yeah, that man that likes to sucker-punch the elderly. Yeah, that man that does terrorist attacks in our country. And he thinks he can get the next title fight with Khabib.”
Cejudo and Gaethje are both managed by Ali Abdelaziz’ Dominance MMA and are known to hang out together outside of the UFC.
Cejudo is expected to defend his featherweight title against Jose Aldo at UFC 250. The pay-per-view, which is likely to be postponed due to COVID-19, is scheduled to take place on May 9 at Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil.