It looks like the former UFC two-division champion Henry Cejudo is not planning on staying retired after all. After Cejudo defended his belt at UFC 249 he announced his retirement from MMA after his win over Dominick Cruz and not long after, Cejudo was removed from the UFC rankings.
Cejudo now wants to get his hands into boxing and is calling out undefeated WBC Silver lightweight boxing champion Ryan Garcia and wants this fight to take place in Saudi Arabia. The 21-year-old Garcia is 20-0 with 17 of those victories by knockout.
In an interview with TMZ, as seen in the video above, he states: “I think I’ve done everything in MMA, Olympic champ, flyweight champ, bantamweight champ, I’ve defended both of my titles,” Cejudo told TMZ. “I think the only one I want to do it is to make Ryan Garcia bend the knee. I really don’t think he’s that good. I really don’t. I think with a proper team, the right game plan, I believe I could make him bend the knee in front of Oscar De La Hoya. I feel like I have the tools, the power, the strength, the experience, and we wanna make this happen, potentially in Saudi Arabia so we got the money guy. We got the money guy that’s willing to pay both of us. It’s just up to ‘Randy Candy’ Garcia to sign that contract.”
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