Reigning UFC Bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo has said that he plans on coming back to Flyweight after the division was left with no champion.
Cejudo vacated the Flyweight belt, when he decided to remain in the Bantamweight for his next fight against Jose Aldo at UFC 250. The vacant Flyweight title was supposed to go to the winner of the main event at UFC Norfolk. Unfortunately, a new champion could not be crowned, because Deiveson Figueiredo missed the title fight weight limit, rendering him ineligible to win the vacant Flyweight belt. He won the bout against Joseph Benavidez by stoppage in the 2nd round. These events have left the UFC Flyweight division without a champion, putting the division on its final stand once again.
Now it appears that maybe the division has found its savior. According to the former Flyweight champion Henry Cejudo, he plans on coming back to the 125lbs division to save it for a second time. See out what Cejudo wrote on Twitter after the main event was over.
“@danawhite let’s keep the flyweight division great! #2020 #ilovetrump I’m coming back down to take all their headsheads! Forever Triple C #bendtheknee”
The MMA community knows that Cejudo likes to joke around on his social media. There is no guarantee that he is being serious with his comments about a comeback at Flyweight.
The current situation in the Flyweight division is a nightmare scenario for the promotion. If Figueiredo had made weight, there might not be any talk of Cejudo dropping back down. This has left the division at the mercy of what UFC president Dana White wants to do with it. He has previously expressed interest in getting rid of the 125lbs division in the UFC.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 1st March, 2020.