Triple C Henry Cejudo confirms Dana White he wants to be backup to Aljamain Sterling vs Sean O’Malley bout at UFC 292

Earlier this month, Henry Cejudo made his comeback inside the UFC octagon after three long years of hiatus as he challenged Aljamain Sterling in a five-round main event bout at UFC 288 for the bantamweight title. This highly awaited clash took place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Triple C’s plan for coming back into the UFC was to reclaim the bantamweight belt and then defend it against top contenders like Sean O’Malley. However, Henry suffered a heartbreaking split decision loss to Aljo in what was a nail-biting contest. After failing to win the title, Cejudo confirmed his intentions to continue fighting in the UFC and pursue the title once again.



Henry Cejudo wants to be the backup for Sean vs Sterling

After beating Henry Cejudo at UFC 288, Aljamain Sterling engaged in a heated faceoff inside the octagon with Sean O’Malley. The UFC took it as an opportunity to book the fight consequently,

Dana White later announced that Sterling will defend his title against O’Malley at UFC 292 on August 19th in Boston.

However, Funkmaster revealed on Twitter that he is still banged up from his fight against Triple C and is unsure whether he can make a quick return. This led to questions about the UFC 292 main event falling apart.

Dana confirmed that Aljamain Sterling will indeed fight Sean O’Malley in due time. To add to Dana’s comment, Cejudo posted a video yesterday where he suggested fighting Sean O’Malley for the interim belt in case Funkmaster backs out. Moreover, Triple C also said in the clip that he is ready to be the backup for the title fight.

“If Aljamain Sterling is playing the game that he is not ready. He needs a little more time. Let’s make an interim fight between me and Sean O’Malley. It’s a bigger fight,” Henry said.

“If the UFC does want me as a backup typically I would not be that type of guy that would do things like that. But right now I don’t have that gold around my waist. So count me in there too,” he further added.

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