Petr Yan Calls Out Henry Cejudo, Cejudo Shuts Him Down

Petr Yan has called out former dual-weight UFC champion Henry Cejudo, but Cejudo shut the call-out down.

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Henry Cejudo apparently has no interest in fighting ex-UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan after his recent call-out.

Petr Yan has Henry Cejudo call-out shut down

Yan recently took to Twitter to call out Cejudo, who has been adamant about returning to the Octagon after retiring in 2020. Yan said it’s time for Cejudo to back up his past talk.

“Hey @HenryCejudo you talked a lot when you were “retired”. Now it’s time to back it up!”

However, Cejudo denied Yan’s call-out, poking fun at Yan’s loss to Aljamain Sterling in April, where he lost the bantamweight title. Specifically, Cejudo took aim at Yan’s wrestling defense against Division III wrestler Sterling, and said things wouldn’t go much better for Yan against Cejudo, an Olympic gold medalist.

“Only if you had the gold I would have loved to have buried  You should go back to Dagestan and learned more wrestling because you got outwrestled by Division III all American. That wouldn’t be smart of you taking an Olympic champ after that lose. I’m after Gold hoe”

Yan then noted that Cejudo retired once Yan became the No. 1-contender, and came back into the fold once Yan was no longer champion, suggesting “Triple C” is scared to fight the Russian.

“The truth is you retired the day I became number 1 contender and unretired on the same day I ceased to be the champion. Now you ducking me again only proving those facts”

Cejudo again doubled down on denying Yan’s challenge, calling him a “sorry a** contender.”

“And you lost to ALJOLAME twice. Do you think the Olympic champ 2 division UFC is going to play with sorry ass contenders. Your fat ass bold manger is going to get your hurt. I’ll give 20% off if you subscribe to my technique of the week. You know I’m getting the title shoot next”

Cejudo ended his career in 2020 on a six-fight win streak. He retired as both the UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion. Throughout his run, Cejudo picked up wins over Demetrious Johnson, TJ Dillashaw, Marlon Moraes, and Dominick Cruz.

As for Yan, he became UFC bantamweight champion by defeating Jose Aldo in 2020. However, he dropped the title after landing an illegal knee in his first title defense against Aljamain Sterling, landing him a disqualification loss.

He became the interim bantamweight champion by defeating Cory Sandhagen this past October, and lost the unification bout with Sterling via split decision this past April.

Now, ranked No. 1 in the bantamweight rankings, Yan will need a few more victories before getting back into the title picture. As for Cejudo, as he re-enters the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) testing pool, he’ll likely receive an immediate title opportunity upon his return.

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