It hasn’t taken Conor McGregor long to respond to fellow former UFC double champion, Henry Cejudo.
Cejudo, the former bantamweight and flyweight champion has recently unsuccessfully campaigned to replace Max Holloway and challenge Alexander Volkanovski for the UFC lightweight title at UFC 273.
Cejudo calls himself Triple C for the two championships he won and the Olympic gold medal he won years ago
That spot went to Chan Sung Jung, aka the ‘Korean Zombie’, but it seems Cejudo, whose last fight came against Dominick Cruz in May 2020, is ready to come back to the fray either way.
“Dana, I needed a break,” he tweeted. “Honestly, it was getting boring beating up TJ Dillashaw in under a minute and Dominick Snooze in 2.
“I got married, had a kid and am now rejuvenated. I wanna be 4C. If I beat up an old guy at a bar and learn how to riverdance will you give me a shot?”
Cejudo was taking shots at McGregor and the idea that he gets special treatment from White, something the UFC boss hasn’t exactly denied in recent times.
Henry Cejudo and Conor McGregor were both double champions in UFC, but McGregor was the first
When former UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier pressed White on it, the big boss said ‘it’s true and it’s not,’ before explaining McGregor will fight anyone and is special.
McGregor barely entertained Cejudo’s jabs, instead simply tweeting: “Henry Cejuda [sic] is a little fart.”
Cejudo may well believe he’s special like McGregor, but nobody is in the MMA world. The Irishman is a box office sensation in a completely different world to any of his peers and money will always talk.
More than that, White didn’t seem to enthused at the idea of Cejudo returning to the UFC when asked.
Dana White is not impressed with Henry Cejudo’s attitudeGetty Images – Getty
“Isn’t that guy retired?” White asked MMA Junkie at a post-fight news conference at the UFC Apex. “He’s retired, isn’t he?”
It’s believed Cejudo is preparing for a return at featherweight, a division McGregor was once champion in. Should he make his way to the title, he’d be the first man in history to hold world titles in three weights in the UFC.
McGregor’s been plotting a return to the UFC lightweight title and champion Charles Oliveira has been very receptive to the lucrative idea. ‘The Notorious’ has been out of action since last July with the broken leg he suffered in his trilogy showdown with Dustin Poirier.