UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski discussed the recent call out by UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo.
Volkanovski believes that if they did meet in the Octagon, Cejudo would “regret it pretty quickly”. Henry Cejudo has previously called out the featherweight champion in a bid to become the first ever 3-division UFC champion. Volkanovski found the challenge amusing, saying that he would “squash” Cejudo in a fight.
He recently touched on the subject again, speaking to MMA Fighting backstage at last weekend’s UFC 248. See what the UFC featherweight champion had to say:
“Henry, he’s going to do his thing and talk and get his name and try to stay relevant and all that and good on him,” Volkanovski said. “But if that happens, and he fights, and we do face each other in the octagon, he’ll regret calling me out pretty quick.”
Volkanovski also discussed Cejudo’s upcoming bantamweight title defense against Jose Aldo at UFC 250:
“Obviously, Aldo’s got a couple of losses. But, he’s still in good nick. I still think he’s a tough fight for Cejudo, as well, so I hope Cejudo isn’t taking that fight lightly. Aldo’s no joke,” Volkanovski explained. “I don’t even know how old he is. But, even at the age he is now, he’s still moving really well. I still think Aldo can get it done. I don’t know. I’ll definitely watch. I’ll be interested to see. I think Aldo can actually get it done.”
The former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo fought Volkanovski back at UFC 237, losing to him by unanimous decision. He is now expected to challenge Henry Cejudo for his UFC bantamweight title at UFC 250 in May, despite being on 2-fight losing streak. The fight has been criticized by fighters, like Aljamain Sterling and Renato Moicano, but UFC president Dana White has praised the fight for being an “incredible” matchup.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 11th March, 2020.