UFC Two-Division King Henry Cejudo Wants To Fight UFC Female Double Champ!
The bout between male and female has never happened in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. But it might change because UFC male two-division king Henry Cejudo has just challenged female double champ Amanda Nunes for a fight. Maybe he is joking. Or maybe he really wants Amanda’s gold?! (via TMZ.com)
“I’m taking everybody from 99 pounds to 149 pounds and you know what? If Amanda Nunes wants to get it too, Valentina, I’m calling you guys out too, I take no prisoners. I’m such a gold digger, If she has gold, I want her gold too.”
Well, the two could meet at 135. Henry Cejudo fought for the most of his life at 125, where he dethroned legendary Demetrious Johnson and obliterated cheater TJ Dillashaw in the first minute of the very first round. Later Cejudo moved one division up and stopped Marlon Moraes in round three to become the two-division king.
On the other hand, Amanda Nunes mostly competed at Bantamweight and defeated Valentina Shevchenko (2 times), Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Raquel Pennington, and other high-profile female fighters. She later moved one division up to take away Cyborg’s Featherweight strap at UFC 232. Amanda successfully defended 135-pound strap against Holly Holm at UFC 239 via Holly’s trademark–a high kick.
Henry Cejudo spoke on his intentions to move to 145, so the two could meet at Featherweight too. But UFC has never let man versus woman fight happen. If Dana White says yes, who’d you bet on?