Henry Cejudo aims to square off vs Sean O’Malley and Alexander Volkanovski after beating Aljamain Sterling at UFC 288

Henry Cejudo, the former double champ, is set to make a highly anticipated return to the octagon after a lengthy three-year hiatus. He will be facing off against Aljamain Sterling for the bantamweight title at UFC 288 this weekend.

With his sights set on a triumphant comeback, Cejudo has wasted no time in setting his sights on two of the biggest names in mixed martial arts.

The Olympic gold medalist has expressed his desire to take on Sean O’Malley and Alexander Volkanovski in the near future, potentially adding two more titles to his already impressive resume.

Fans will undoubtedly be eagerly watching to see how Cejudo performs in his long-awaited return to the octagon and what the future holds for this talented fighter.

During the UFC 288 media day, ‘Triple C’ voiced his thoughts by saying:

“I wouldn’t mind two tune-ups before I go against Alexander Volkanovski. Sean O’Malley, he’s that dirty Q-tip, he’s a privileged brat. I think we all know that and I’m going to hurt him… Sean O’Malley is next and I like that fight. I love the fact that he’s tall. I love the fact that he’s popular and I’m going to hurt that dude.

Immediately following UFC 288, Cejudo expressed his desire to fight Sean O’Malley before taking on Alexander Volkanovski.

Henry Cejudo
Henry Cejudo was only the fourth man to hold titles from two divisions

Despite setting his sights high, Henry’s immediate focus is on his upcoming fight with Aljamain Sterling at UFC 288. In order to achieve his goal of becoming the UFC’s first three-division champion. Cejudo must first overcome Sterling’s formidable challenge.

However, if Alexander Volkanovski successfully defends his featherweight title, Henry could have the chance to cement his legacy and prove his doubters wrong by taking on the reigning champion.

Henry Cejudo talks about Conor McGregor

Henry and Conor hold a rare distinction as two of only four fighters to have held two UFC championship titles simultaneously.

After taking extended breaks from the sport, both fighters are set to make their returns to the octagon this year. However, ‘Triple C’ made a surprising revelation in a recent interview, stating that he would never coach or train McGregor due to comments the Irish fighter made in the past.

“I think he’s offended too many of my good friends… I think he took things a little too far. Talking about Khabib’s father after him passing, calling my manager a rat, a terrorist, all that. I get sports, and I get the entertainment side, but that’s just a little too much for me… I know he would like [training], but I just couldn’t, I couldn’t do that to Khabib nor Ali.”

Despite his reservations about coaching or training Conor McGregor, Henry did offer some advice to the former double champ. Cejudo suggested that McGregor should consider changing his stance and approach to fighting by being less aggressive.

Meanwhile, Cejudo is set to make his highly anticipated return to the octagon this weekend. McGregor has yet to announce a date for his comeback fight.

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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