Henry Cejudo retired in his prime because he couldn’t get a bigger purse in MMA, and now he’s looking for that payday in a different sport. The former two-division UFC champion went on social media to claim he’s set to fight Floyd Mayweather next.
The Olympic Gold Medalist wrestler also unsurprisingly played up the Olympian angle, and posted an edited photo of a face off.
“It’s going down! The Triple C Vs The Olympic bronze medalist @floydmayweather,” Cejudo wrote.
Gold and bronze are two different colors my brother. https://t.co/X6zd0oHbIm— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) April 10, 2021
Mayweather hasn’t brought up anything about Cejudo to back up the UFC fighter’s claims, but the boxer was recently pictured with Rizin boss Nobuyuki Sakakibara and UFC President Dana White.
Mayweather’s last exhibition bout happened in Rizin to kick off 2019, and he has also previously teased going back to Japan for another bout. The 44-year-old boxing superstar was also supposed to face Logan Paul in another exhibition in February, before that was eventually “postponed” indefinitely.
Cejudo, now 34, retired after beating former champion Dominick Cruz to defend his UFC bantamweight title in May 2020. He is 16-2 in MMA, and left on a six-fight winning streak, while holding the belts at 125 and 135 lbs.