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Henry Cejudo Reaches Out to Dana White: ‘I Will Fight Jake Paul for Free’

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The former UFC champion Henry Cejudo, desperate to take on Alexander Volkanovski, has offered to fight Jake Paul for free if he’s granted his title shot.

The American who retired from MMA last year following his bantamweight title defence against Dominic Cruz remains interested in a shot at the featherweight belt.

He called out Volkanovski, who defeated Brian Ortega via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-45, 49-46) to remain the UFC featherweight champion in a ‘fight of the year contender.

Henry Cejudo Hunting Alex Volkanovski Fight?

“Alexander ‘The Average’ may get on my nerves, but I had to get this off my chest–In my eyes, Volkanovski-Ortega is the greatest fight in MMA history. @alexvolkanovski, how about we make 2022 Fight of the Year happen.”- Cejudo said in a podcast.

Volkanovski, unfazed by Cejudo’s interest, described it as a baseless fight and emphasized that he would do it for the paycheck.

Alex Volkanovski on Possible Fight With Henry Cejudo

“People are gonna throw out Henry Cejudo (as a possible next opponent). But again, does he deserve to just jump the queue when he’s been retired for how long? You know, what do I get out of beating him up, anyway? Does that move me anywhere? It’s a paycheck. If I do it, it’s purely for the pay – Volkanovski said.

Henry Cejudo, a former champion in the flyweight and bantamweight division, is set to become the first champion across three different divisions in the UFC. In a bid to achieve that feat, the American has appealed to Dana White.

Henry Cejudo Gives Dana White a Proposal

“Hey Dana White, pay me to fight Alex, and I’ll beat up Jake Paul for free. Give me a shot at Alex. I would never cancel. I’m Mexican, and we don’t believe in pulling out of anything. ”-The American tweeted.

The social media star, Jake Paul, has recently become a subject matter on the lips of several fighters in the UFC. In his recent war of words with the UFC chief, Dana White, he called out several stars and outlined what would it would take to see him in the Octagon. 

He promised to quit boxing for MMA if his conditions are met and recently released teasing snippets of kicking practices indicating his readiness for the transition to MMA.

Jake Paul’s skills in the Octagon do not match those of Cejudo despite his size and weight advantage. The fight seems far too easy for a rejuvenated Henry Cejudo who is willing to do whatever it takes to earn a title shot.

Alexander Volkanovski, whose fight against Max Holloway has been ruled out, is rumoured to take on the ‘Korean zombie’ Chan Sung Jung.

Is Alexander Volkanovski right to write off the former UFC champion Cejudo? Do you see Cejudo becoming a history maker if the fight is agreed upon?


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