Michael Bisping doesn’t think Henry Cejudo would do well against Alexander Volkanovski.
After Volkanovski TKO’d Korean Zombie to defend his belt, Cejudo came out and said he would be re-entering the USADA testing pool as he will be making a comeback. However, for Bisping, he doesn’t think Cejudo would do well against Volkanovski as he thinks the size and strength difference would be noticeable.
“Yes, great, dream big, the problem is you aren’t big,” Bisping said on his YouTube channel. “You’re not big enough to fight Alexander Volkanovski, I don’t believe so. You were a 125-er for a reason, you became the champion there. You stepped up to 135, that’s only a 10 pound increase. Stepping up to 45, that’s a 20 pound increase (and) when you’re a shorter guy that’s a large percent of your body weight and we saw a picture of him recently looking a little chubby, a little out of shape. Yes, he can get heavy, he can probably get up to 160, who knows? even heavier, but is that your optimal weight?
“There’s a reason why he picked 125, there’s a reason why he went to 35. Making 125 was probably very hard, 35 was probably his natural weight (but) 45, things start to get out of the desired weight, out of the optimal point, where you’re carrying extra weight which is gonna slow you down which is ultimately gonna make you weaker. In the short term make you stronger, make you heavier but as the fight progresses and you’re getting tired and you’re carrying all that extra weight around your midsection and whatnot, that becomes a pain in the ass,” Bisping continued.
Although Michael Bisping doesn’t think Henry Cejudo would have success at featherweight, he does think ‘Triple C’ would find success at 135lbs. But, against Volkanovski, Bisping says the Aussie is too big and too skilled for Cejudo.
“Alexander Volkanovski is the man,” Bisping added. “He’s beaten Max Holloway twice, took out ‘Korean Zombie’ in style, made it look easy. Prior to that Brian Ortega, what a fight, what a performance. The man’s incredible. Volkanovski has a record of 23-1, I don’t think Henry Cejudo would be the guy.”