Retired two-division champion Henry Cejudo has again teased the possibility that he may come out of retirement by calling out three current UFC titleholders at flyweight, bantamweight and featherweight.
If his latest social media post is to be believed, Cejudo appears to be willing to fight flyweight champ Deiveson Figueiredo, controversially crowned bantamweight titelholder Aljamain Sterling and / or featherweight kingpin Alexander Volkanovski.
“Hey @danawhite so you have a walking pez dispenser champ at 125lbs @daico_deusdaguerra a paper champion and Oscar winner @funkmastermma and a wanna be Crocodile Hunter @alexvolkanovski,” Cejudo wrote on Twitter. “I’m feeling generous and here to help you make America great again.”
The 34-year-old former Olympic gold medalist has been retired for a year after successfully defending his bantamweight title against Dominick Cruz by second round TKO in May of last year.
He had originally won the vacant 135lb strap by TKO’ing Marlon Moraes, while simultaneously holding the flyweight title, which he’d won by ending Demetrious Johnson’s long title reign, followed by a 32 second TKO finish of TJ Dillashaw.
As such Cejudo is one of the UFC’s most decorated champions in recent times, so he’d certainly be welcome back into the fold, but it remains to be seen whether he truly does want to compete again, or if he’s just stirring the pot and keeping himself in the public eye.