Henry Cejudo only recently announced his retirement from the sport, but he’s already started throwing out the possibility of returning to the Octagon, but only for the chance to become a three-weight champion by going up against featherweight titleholder Alexander Volkanovski.
“There would only be one fight that would really bring me back, that would really wake me up in the morning. Other than Ryan Garcia, it would be Alexander Volkanovski, that overgrown midget,” Cejudo told TMZ. “I would love to make him bend the knee because he’s already half way there.”
Having already won titles at both strawweight and bantamweight, Cejudo sees the featherweight crown as a chance to extend his legacy to even greater heights.
“I want a third title because I want to be different,” Cejudo said. “There’s a lot of champ-champs – obviously there’s only one ‘Triple C.’ There’s only one Olympic champ, flyweight champ and bantamweight champion of the world, but it’s just to cement it, go in the history books as the greatest mixed martial artist of all time.”
Currently it’s expected that Volkanovski will be headed into a rematch with former champion Max Holloway next, but Cejudo is certainly an interesting option for the future, and if nothing else it bodes well for the chances of him eventually returning to the Octagon if he’s already showing an interest in competing again.