Henry Cejudo still has his eyes on Alexander Volkanovski.
For quite some time, Cejudo has been taking shots at Volkanovski but he was out of the USADA testing pool and retired so it was unlikely the fight would happen. However, after UFC 273, Cejudo announced he would be re-entering the testing pool signaling his return and for him, he hopes that means he will get a shot at Volkanovski.
“Like I said, if I could fight for Zombie I know it would be a different fight,” Cejudo said on the Triple C and The Schmo show. “I know if I can fight Alexander Volkanovski, I know that I can still beat him. It’s not about me killing him, it’s just about me beating him. Outsmarting him, outwitting him. I still believe that I do have the ability, the speed, the wrestling, the IQ, the experience, the toughness, the grit to really challenge a man like that.
“But it’s up to you fans. It’s up to Dana White,” Cejudo continued. “I’m all about it, they know I’m about it, I’ve said it before if me and Alexander can make a payday off of this I could become the first triple champ or he could shut up the cringe. It’ll be a treat for everybody. I know everybody will tune in to watch. So what’s up, Dana?”
Although Alexander Volkanovski has looked very impressive in his UFC tenure, Henry Cejudo is confident he can defeat the Australian. He says his wrestling will be the difference and he says if he beats him, that would be the best win of his career and cement him as the greatest ever as he would be the first-ever three-weight champion.
“I know I could beat those dudes, I really do,” Cejudo said. “This isn’t for me to prove it to myself, this is for me to — it sounds weird, but it’s for me to prove it to the world because I know what I’m capable of and typically it’s the other way around, but I mean that. Because I would be a big underdog [against Volkanovski], especially the way what he’s doing with certain fighters that are legit and high level. I’m not afraid of this dude. I’ve been the underdog so many times that this dude would just be my greatest victory in mixed martial arts because I know that I can beat him.”