Henry Cejudo Not Sure Which Title To Defend First, Wants “Legend” Pay

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Cejudo Wants Legend Money, Would Take A Break If Otherwise

Henry Cejudo’s competitive spirit will never fluctuate. Whether Triple C has two UFC titles, one, or none, his 2019 accomplishments will live on forever. Holding two titles comes with a lot of pressure and responsibility. Also, it comes with extensive financial gain promotion. Capturing two titles at once is a legendary feat, so Cejudo believes he should be respected as a legend as well.

Cejudo’s shoulder injury set him back making him unable to compete until 2020. However, Henry told the media that he should be able to train again soon. He also told them that when he’s back, he has some names in mind for who he would like to fight upon his return.

Cejudo’s Many Options

When asked who he would like to face, Cejudo mentioned that he has a lot of options. He pointed out legends such as Dominick Cruz and Frankie Edgar.

“We got Joe at 125lbs and there’s two guys that I would like to fight at 135lbs. Dominick Cruz and potentially Frankie Edgar,” said Henry. ” I want another legend.”

Henry also said that he needs to be taken care of appropriately by the UFC.  Meaning, if the UFC wants to be in the Cejudo business, they have to accommodate him financially to represent his double champion status.

“I’ve got two belts… I know what Daniel (Cormier) makes. I don’t want to get into it because it’s a conversation I’m gonna have to have with my boss and the organization,” Cejudo continued. “I’m a legend man, and I’ve got to start hitting those numbers like a legend. My legacy is written and it’s still being written. To say, at least, I want a number. I want a number and there’s options in there for me. Take a break from the sport,” finished Cejudo.

Future At Flyweight

Furthermore, the media brought up the point that Dana White wants Cejudo to defend his flyweight title. Upon his return, the UFC expressed that if Cejudo didn’t defend the flyweight title against Joe Benevidez, he would be stripped of his title. Henry, on the other hand, seemed unbothered about losing a belt.

“That’s okay,” said Henry. ” I mean eventually I do have to leave a belt. It’s stressful man. Having to hold up two weight divisions. I don’t want that stress on me.” Cejudo continued, “I am going to have to choose and 135 seems more appetizing to me to be honest with you. There’s just more color, you don’t have to cut as much weight. But, there is a loss on my record against Joe and that stings a little bit,” finished Henry.

Time will only tell what Henry Cejudo does when he finally makes his UFC return. Until then, expect to see Cejudo make more headlines during his downtime.

Even if Cejudo is stripped of his flyweight title, sources don’t have to guess that there will be a new catchphrase on the horizon.

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