Former UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo wants to make UFC history by becoming the promotion’s first-ever three-division champ.
But can he do it?
Former UFC two-division champ and future Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier admires Cejudo’s ambition but thinks winning a third world title in the world’s premier MMA promotion is as close to impossible as it gets.
“To be a three-division champion, everybody thought Conor [McGregor] was gonna be the one that pursued this first,” Cormier said. “Now it seems like Henry [Cejudo is] gonna be the first person to try to attempt to do something that honestly seems impossible.”
Cejudo, who recently re-entered USADA’s drug-testing pool, has urged Dana White to give him a featherweight title shot but the UFC president isn’t so keen on the idea.
Cejudo has been retired for a full year and White doesn’t like the thought of the Olympian leapfrogging other top contenders such as Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez.
“Listen, he retired. You’ve been off all this time and you want to come back and fight Volkanovski and jump the line and jump over Max and all these other guys that have been there? It’s a tough conversation.”
Cejudo, who is currently unranked, is still considered by many to be one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in the world.