- Henry Cejudo explained why Dominick Cruz doesn’t deserve to get a rematch with him
- “Triple C” revealed the timeframe for his return
Henry Cejudo’s looming UFC return has become one of the most interesting subjects of discussion these past few weeks. His name has been dropped in various conversations by some of his past opponents, including Dominick Cruz.
According to “The Dominator,” who lost to “Triple C” in 2020, he is down to rematch Cejudo “when he gets his sh*t together.” However, the feeling is not mutual.
Cruz didn’t make the cut
In a Cejudo fashion, the former champ-champ recently addressed the issue. As per Cejudo, Cruz has lost his right to demand a second showdown when he didn’t get past “two rounds” with him.
“Dominick ‘Snooze’ – he had his opportunity,” Cejudo said on “The Triple C & Schmo Show.” “He couldn’t make it past two rounds with me,” “It was ridiculous. I got rid of him. That’s why I dedicated ‘Technique of the Week’ and got over 130,000 views off of it because it shows that not only did I knock him out (and showed diversity) with my knee, but also I knocked him out so much – I mean, I hurt him so bad that I literally woke him up.”
“So Dominick ‘Snooze,’ get in back of the line,” he added. “I gave you an opportunity the first time. You couldn’t get it done. You couldn’t last no more than two rounds. I want somebody that’s capable of at least lasting another round with me.”
Will be back sooner rather than later
Cejudo went on to provide a possible target date for his return. At the moment, he is confident about stepping inside the octagon sometime before the year ends.
“More likely I’ll be fighting toward the end of the year, and I’m looking forward to it,” the 35-year-old declared. “I’m gonna be prepared. You guys are going to see the best version of ‘Triple C,’ and I’m reclaiming my crown once again because these dudes make me absolutely sick.”
Aside from the bantamweight, Cejudo is also keen on challenging reigning featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.