Henry Cejudo begs Dana White to let him 'make history’ against Alexander Volkanovski

Henry Cejudo wants his shot at Alexander Volkanovski

Henry Cejudo wants Dana White to let him fight Alexander Volkanovski for the UFC featherweight title. 

The former flyweight and bantamweight champion may have been retired for more than a year now, but his ambition is to become the first-ever three-weight UFC champion in MMA history.

And outspoken Cejudo, 34, has been running his mouth recently and vowed to KO the man affectionately known as 'Volk' to his fans. 

Cejudo (16-2) told TMZ on Monday: “Alexander ‘The Average,’ this overgrown midget.

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“This is the thing: It’s not even a challenge against this ugly face.

"It’s really a challenge against Dana White. How are you gonna doubt an Olympic champ, dude?

"Olympic champ, how are you gonna doubt a flyweight champ and a two-division champ in the UFC? 

"It’s crazy. Anybody that would doubt me is freaking crazy. Let me go up, man.”

Alexander Volkanovski defeated Brian Ortega by unanimous decision

Cejudo - known as 'Triple C' - has not fought since he defeated Dominick Cruz via second round TKO at UFC 249 in May 2020. 

But he said Volkanovski showed some defensive weaknesses in his most recent bout against Brian Ortega - before revealing his plan to put an end to his reign.  

Cejudo (16-2) said: “Not only do I believe that I can beat him, I know I can stop him,.

“As much as I saw good things from Volkanovski, there are still a lot of holes.

"I believe my height would be a problem for him because he is a couple inches taller than me.

"My speed, my wrestling, my experience, I’ve been in there against the best.

"Okay, Alexander ‘The Average’ had a great performance, it was a great fight.

"I just believe that I have the ‘it’ factor to beat this dude. Not only to beat this dude, but to stop him.

“Allow me to make history. If he’s that good, allow him to shut me up.

"Dana White, if you’re listening, this is a real message. Forget the cringe, forget the persona, this is straight up me.

"I am the greatest combat athlete of all time and I promise you, if you give me the opportunity, I will knock this dude out in no less than three rounds.”

Henry Cejudo has not fought since stopping former champ Dominick Cruz in February 2020

While Cejudo admits that he isn't exactly in the best possible shape, he claims he would have no problem cutting down to 145 pounds.

“I’m 165 pounds, believe it or not, 145 would fit me perfect,” he added.

"Again, if anybody doubts this mind, if you think I won the Olympics because I got lucky or two belts, hate the cringe, whatever the hell, I’m a freaking competitor, and I just want a challenge.

"I want a shot at legacy, and I want a shot to be the first UFC triple champ, to win three belts on top of my Olympic gold medal. That’s it.”

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