UFC Double Champion Henry Cejudo Bizarrely Calls Out Women's Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko
Henry Cejudo wants to become UFC's very first intergender world champion after bizarrely calling out UFC women's flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko.
Not content with two UFC belts, Cejudo has eyes on another in the shape of the UFC women's flyweight title, which is currently in the hands of Shevchenko who beat Liz Carmouche over the weekend.
The Kyrgyzstan fighter outpointed Carmouche in dominant fashion at UFC Uruguay to defend her title and she's now found herself on the receiving end of an unexpected call out.
View this post on InstagramHappy to defend my @ufc belt again! Gracias Uruguay :flag_uy:!!! #AndStill #UFCUruguay . . . :camera_with_flash: @julianchavez16 :lipstick: @alinchik_mayorova :woman: @ekutanova Creative director @tatiana_fomin_
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The UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion wants her next as he eyes an unprecedented third title.
"So, I am out here enjoying my beautiful Sunday here in beautiful Las Vegas," Cejudo said, speaking to the camera.
"But my phone just keeps blowing up that somebody by the name of Valentina 'The Bullet' Shevchenko is the most dominant champion in the world. And guess what? I get a little jelly, because you know what she has gold and I want that gold!
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"Valentina Shevchenko, I have a message for you. I am looking to become the first intergender world champion that this world has ever seen. I'm calling you out. You can be the next to bend the knee to 'Triple C'."
Of course, it goes without saying, a UFC fight between a man and woman won't ever happen, but that hasn't stopped Cejudo from upping the cringe level.
Shevchenko, meanwhile, has rattled off four straight wins inside the famed Octagon and is viewed as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters on the roster.
As for Cejudo, the 'champ-champ' last fought at UFC 238 where he stopped Marlon Moraes to win the UFC bantamweight title. He's been ruled out for the rest of the year following shoulder surgery so expect him to return to the cage in 2020.
Keeping an eye on my kingdom - Triple C pic.twitter.com/AXYJAlqtMq
- Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) August 11, 2019
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