Henry Cejudo has named two fighters he’d love to fight if a potential fight against Merab Dvalishvili doesn’t come to fruition.
Cejudo made his return to the Octagon after a four-year lay-off to face Aljamain Sterling at UFC 288, where he lost by a razor-close decision, and ‘Triple C’ now wants to lock horns with the champion’s best friend, Merab Dvalishvili, who is recovering from an injury.
Instead of sitting around and waiting for Dvalishvili, Cejudo would like to fight someone else, like flyweight champion Brandon Moreno, if he gets past Alexandre Pantoja at UFC 290.
“Bring him up and then who knows? If the UFC is willing to offer me a bunch of money to go down to 125, I’ll do it,” Cejudo said in an interview with ESPN. “That’s not my plan. But if Brandon wants this smoke, and I know what I used to do to him in sparring. If he wants this smoke, if he gets past Pantoja, which I know he won’t, I’ll be willing to do that fight, too.”
If Moreno loses or doesn’t want to fight, Cejudo would like to move up to featherweight and fight Max Holloway.
“If they are going to sideline me or whatever, after the fight after Merab, or if nothing takes place, I’d be willing to challenge Holloway,” Cejudo said. “As shitty as I looked against Aljamain, I know when the stakes are high that is when I can really compete. Getting those five rounds under my belt has built that callus for me to take another good fight and be ready.”
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