During the UFC 288 pre-fight press conference, Henry Cejudo took a jab at Bantamweight contender ‘Suger’ Sean O’Malley, referring to him as a “homeless lesbian.”
Cejudo is making a comeback after a three-year break. He is set to challenge Aljamain Sterling for the bantamweight championship this weekend.
Known for his attention-grabbing antics, Cejudo proclaimed himself as the “King of Cringe” and expressed his desire to fight O’Malley next. At the press conference, Henry patronizingly announced that he would dedicate his upcoming fight to O’Malley.
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) May 4, 2023
“I do want to say this. I do want to dedicate this fight. After I beat Alja-lame. I want to dedicate it to a very special homeless lesbian by the name of Sean O’Malley. Because he’s next,” said ‘Triple C’.
Given the animosity between Sean O’Malley and Henry. The 28-year-old fighter from Montana made sure to retaliate with an insult of his own. O’Malley chose to embrace Cejudo’s derogatory comment and responded with a short and sharp tweet.
I have 4 houses and I am a little Lesbian https://t.co/jily3781DI
— Sean O'Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) May 4, 2023
“I have 4 houses, and I am a little Lesbian,” said ‘Suga.
Henry, a former two-division champion, had his last fight against Dominic Cruz all the way back on May 9th, 2020 at UFC 249.
The 2008 Olympic gold medalist has expressed his desire to stay active and has not kept it a secret that he plans to move up to featherweight to challenge Alexander Volkanovski for the championship.
Sean O’Malley makes his prediction for Henry Cejudo vs Aljamain Sterling
The main event of UFC 288 this weekend holds significant importance for Sean O’Malley. As the No.2-ranked bantamweight, O’Malley has revealed that he has a vested interest in the fight’s outcome, as he has been assured of the next title shot.
It is highly likely that O’Malley will face the winner of the Henry vs. Sterling bout in his next fight.
During a recent episode of The Bro’Malley Show, the fighter from Montana shared his thoughts on the upcoming match between Henry and Sterling. O’Malley expressed his belief that Cejudo would win and mentioned Sterling’s weight cut as a potential factor.
“I think Henry gets the job done, I think Henry’s going to out-pace Aljo. I think Aljo’s cutting too much weight, I think Henry is going to get the decision or get the job done in the later rounds. I’m calling it right now. They both said they want me,” he said.
After defeating Dominick Cruz at UFC 249, Henry declared his retirement and has not competed since then. He currently boasts an unbeaten streak of six fights.
On the other hand, Aljamain Sterling has a remarkable record of eight consecutive victories. With his latest win coming from a second-round TKO against T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 280.
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