Newly-minted two-division champion Henry Cejudo is setting his sights on bigger fights in an attempt to become a legend of his own, following a massive win at UFC 238 last weekend.
‘The Messenger,’ who now wants to be called ‘Triple C‘, fought for the vacant bantamweight championship on the Saturday’s pay-per-view event.
Overcoming a slow start, Cejudo came back and punched his way to a third-round technical knockout victory over the bantamweight’s number one contender.
Shortly after stopping Moraes, Cejudo declared himself as the greatest MMA fighter ever, saying “I am the greatest combat athlete of all time and I just stole the title of best pound-for-pound fighter too!”
Cejudo has joined the ranks of Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier, and Amanda Nunes as the only UFC fighters to hold two world titles simultaneously.
Before winning the 135-pound belt, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist snatched the flyweight championship from Demetrious Johnson in August of 2018 and defended it against TJ Dillashaw last January.
— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) June 9, 2019
New Face Of The UFC
Now that he has added another chip in his collection, Cejudo reiterated that his new moniker should be ‘Triple C’, for being a champion in flyweight, bantamweight, and in the quadrennial sporting meet.
With these accolades on his sleeves, the two-weight champion believes he now deserves a heftier paycheck from the Nevada-based company.
“I need to meet with Dana White, too. I need a meeting with him because I need heavyweight money,” he said.
Cejudo also anointed himself as the new face of the promotion, who wants to bring more change in the sport.
“I feel like I’m the face of the UFC now and I want to get paid like one.”
“Dana has been great to me.”
“He’s been really good. I have nothing bad to say but I want to make heavyweight money. I want to change this game.”
“I’m not a double champion, I’m a triple champion: Olympic champ, flyweight champ & now bantamweight champ of the UFC. I’m the only person in the world who has all these titles, nobody else. Whether you hate me or you love me, I’m the pound-for-pound king.” ~@HenryCejudo #UFC238 pic.twitter.com/UIA2FMcrl5
— UFC News (@UFCNews) June 9, 2019
‘Triple C’ also revealed that he might be nursing a shoulder and leg injury as the aftermath of his showdown with Moraes.
Following his win over Moraes, Cejudo is looking to renegotiate his contract with the UFC, but he already has some names in his mind for his next outing.
In the UFC 238 post-fight presser, he called out Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbrandt, who are both former kings of the bantamweight class, and UFC legend Urijah Faber.
Explaining why he is targeting these names, Cejudo stressed, “Because those are legends.”
“I want big fights.”
“I’m on a legend rampage. That’s what I want.”
“I’m a legend killer. I want big fights.”
“Dominick Cruz, you guys wouldn’t like Dominick Cruz versus Henry Cejudo? Doesn’t that sound exciting?”
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) June 9, 2019
Cruz is still out of action as he recovers from a shoulder injury while Garbrandt is coming off three straight knockout losses.
Faber, meanwhile, is set to return to the cage as he is coming out of retirement to see action at UFC Sacramento.
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