After the main event at UFC Norfolk, Henry Cejudo has claimed that he is the first person to defend their belt while sitting on the couch.
The main event of UFC Norfolk seen Deiveson Figueiredo take on Joseph Benavidez for the vacant Flyweight title. Unfortunately, the Brazilian missed weight, rendering himself ineligible to win the title, despite winning the scrap via 2nd-round TKO. Henry Cejudo, who had vacated the Flyweight title counts that as a title defense for himself.
“I am the only fighter in human history to defend my belt on the couch,” Henry Cejudo said to TMZ Sports. “Remember guys it is the Triple C weight division and you guys can all get it.”
Regarding the fight itself, Henry Cejudo says it was unprofessional for Figueiredo to miss weight, but at the end of the day, the Brazilian still won against Benavidez. For “Triple C”, he says they are both losers in his books.
“I thought it was unfortunate I thought Figueiredo should have made the weight. It was a bit of a cheat against Joe but he did connect that punch,” he said. “Joe did lose, but Figueiredo did not win.”
As of right now, Dana White has confirmed the intention to book a rematch between Figueiredo and Benavidez, with the vacant Flyweight title on the line again.
If it was up to Henry Cejudo, he says he would want to fight Figueiredo and Jose Aldo on the same night in Brazil, where he would fill the main and co-main event.
“Oh absolutely [I want to fight Figueiredo]. I said it before, I would like to get him and Jose Baldo on the same night,” Cejudo said. “Co-main event and main event. Allow me to make history.”
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 4th March, 2020.
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