Henry Cejudo may have looked fantastic while cruising to a unanimous decision win over bantamweight Dustin Kimura at UFC on FOX 13, but the decorated wrestler says he wants to make a run at flyweight.
As you may recall, Cejudo was scheduled to make his UFC debut this past August at 125, but he encountered issues while making the cut and had to withdraw. The promotion insisted he fight at bantamweight this past weekend, but after scoring his win, Cejudo relayed this in the post-fight presser (quote via MMA Junkie.com):
“I’ve competed at the Olympics at 121 pounds,” Cejudo said. “I feel real strong, even at 135. (But) I feel like I could be a huge force and change the whole weight class at 125. Bring ‘em. So Dana, I hope you can allow me – I can give you guys a practice cut. I know if Daniel Cormier can make 205 (after fighting at heavyweight), I can definitely make 125 pounds.”
And what was Dana White’s response for the Olympic Gold Medalist? “Absolutely. I trust you, man.”
The 27 year-old Cejudo has gone 7-0 now since transitioning into pro MMA.