Henry Cejudo is confident he will become the UFC’s bantamweight champion again.
Cejudo retired following a TKO victory over Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 in May of 2020. Right away, many thought Cejudo wasn’t actually retired but he did stay retired for three years but he will finally return at UFC 288 next Saturday against Aljamain Sterling for the title.
Henry Cejudo on Aljamain Sterling
“I see Aljamain Sterling, I see a damn Benjamin. I see T.J. Dillashaw, I see a damn Benjamin,” Cejudo told ESPN. “I’m just here to rob the bank and that’s a reality. That’s how I feel and that’s what I’m gonna do on May 6 because Aljamain’s just not at my level and I love it. As a matter of fact, UFC actually hired me as a hitman to take this dude out. Did the UFC really want to give me a title shot? ‘No, but Henry, you’re stylistically the best matchup and we want him out of here.’ I’m like alright. Let me put on my gloves. I’m gonna go out and get that job done.”
With Henry Cejudo oozing with confidence he expects to be too much for Aljamain Sterling and will find the stoppage within three rounds. ‘Triple C’ believes he is better everywhere and it won’t be a close fight at all.
“In every sense of the word. Power, speed, experience, grit, technique, just all that,” Henry Cejudo said of his advantages over Sterling. “Even the looks. I’m just better in every area than this guy. Aljamain knows I’m the guy out of everybody on the whole roster, whether he wants to say he’s gonna put me out in two rounds or I don’t deserve it, I’m letting you babysit my belt.”
“He knows that I’m just the toughest matchup stylistically. I know he knows what I’m capable of doing. This fight doesn’t go past three rounds. I’m not impressed with this dude. I just believe in my skills that much. I’m fundamentally sound and I think that’s where I put all my emphasis. Those small details that everybody tends to overlook. Something as easy as your position.”