Returning UFC legend, Urijah Faber has responded to Henry Cejudo’s recent callout, who won the bantamweight championship at UFC 238.
Cejudo became the fourth two-division champion in the UFC history after a technical knockout win against Marlon Moraes.
In the UFC 238 post-fight presser, Cejudo 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?”
“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
Faber will be coming out of retirement this summer as he is set to appear in a UFC Fight Night in his hometown in Sacramento.
In a recent interview, Faber shed light on his decision to return to competitive fighting after more than two years of retirement.
“For me it’s like a life hack, absolutely,” Faber stressed, per MMA Fighting.
“First off, I want to lead by example for my guys.”
“I want to go along with some of the greats like Randy Couture and Bas Rutten and Murilo Bustamante, Anderson Silva, Dan Henderson, the list goes on, that have been able [to fight late in life] because they are strong minded and keep their bodies in great shape and their skillset high, being able to compete at any level.”
“But I have tended to do things around my birthday and this is definitely a little gift to myself.”
“This is something that I knew was coming.”
— TheMacLife (@Maclifeofficial) May 28, 2019
Faber Welcomes Fight With Cejudo
The UFC legend also commented on a potential clash with Cejudo.
Faber admitted he is a big fan of the two-weight champ and called his recent feat an incredible accomplishment before accepting Cejudo’s challenge.
“First off, I’ve been a huge fan of Henry.”
“They call him ‘The Cringe’ because of the goofy stuff he does but you can’t deny that he’s got a mindset that is champion to the utmost.”
“Gold medal as young as he did in the Olympics and then becoming a two-time champion, two different weight classes, two of the toughest weight classes – incredible.”
“And you saw that champion mindset takeover.”
“Moraes is a guy that is a champion as well so to see him getting outclassed in the first round and hit a mental switch to turn around and break a guy like Moraes speaks volumes.”
“Things come up to matchups. I’ve never been broken in a fight. He’s a wrestler first that has really good standup as he’s shown of late, and an iron jaw and a great mindset but a matchup with him and Cody is super exciting.”
“I would love to do a matchup,” Faber said.
“There’s nothing in the world that excites me more than fighting someone that could possible be the best of all time in combat sports.”
Will the UFC book Faber for a fight against Cejudo?
— Samarth S (@samight) June 14, 2019
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