Retired two-weight UFC champion Henry Cejudo has suggested that he could be lured back into the Octagon for a superfight against featherweight champion Alexander volkanovski, but Dana White appears to not be convinced it’s the way to go.
There’s signs that Cejudo is serious about returning to the Octagon as he’s recently rejoined USADA’s drug-testing pool, which is mandatory for fighters wanting to compete in the UFC, but even so, White seems sceptical about the match-up.
“Listen, he retired,” White told reporters. “You’ve been off all this time and you want to come back and fight Volkanovski and jump the line and jump over Max and all these other guys that have been there? It’s a tough conversation.”
Volkanovski also seemed to be less than enthusiastic about the idea, while also suggesting that Cejudo’s constant call-outs while remaining retired has weakened his credibility.
“He’s always chirping,” Volkanovski said recently. “He’s chirping about everyone. Obviously we’ll see what they do, but my bet on it’s not going to happen. I don’t even think Dana White answers his calls. That’s why he’s going to go and just keep calling people out, but nothing’s ever on paper, because I don’t think they take him serious.
Therefore, it looks like Cejudo might have to prove himself by getting some more wins under his belt before he’d be in a position to try and become the first UFC fighter to win titles in three different weight classes.