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Zhang Weili Says She'd Fight Henry Cejudo If He Has A Sex Change

Zhang Weili Says She'd Fight Henry Cejudo If He Has A Sex Change

Zhang Weili became China's first ever UFC champion on Saturday and she's already challenged Henry Cejudo to a fight, but only if he has a sex change in Thailand first.

Cejudo won the UFC bantamweight title in June, to add to his flyweight title, and then set his eyes on a third UFC title, Valentina Shevchenko's women's flyweight title.

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On Saturday Zhang won the strawweight women's title, becoming the first UFC champion from China, and was asked about fighting Cejudo. The 30-year-old said she would under one condition, Cejudo gets a sex change, saying, "Yes, he can fight with me.

"But first, he need to go to Thailand and become, well get a sex change. Then, I will welcome him or her to the female division."

The 'King of Cringe' is also known as 'Triple C' for his two title and Olympic gold and he does seem very keen on adding to his accolades.

However it does seem pretty unlikely that he'll be flying to Thailand, or going anywhere else for that matter, in order to have a sex change, never mind the 20lbs he'd then have to lose to fight at strawweight.

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The 32-year-old had initially called out Shevchenko, who beat Joanna Jędrzejczyk to win the flyweight title in December and has twice defended the title, saying, "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!

"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'."

Zhang will likely have many people vying for her newly won crown, including former champion Jessica Andrade who she beat for the title, but it's unlikely that Cejudo will be on her radar.

Topics: UFC News, MMA News, Henry Cejudo, UFC

Ryan Sidle

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