Henry Cejudo threw his name in the hat.
The former UFC two-division champion and Olympic gold medalist took to Twitter to offer his services almost immediately following news of Max Holloway’s withdrawal from UFC 272 title fight against champion Alexander Volkanovski. Cejudo (16-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC) wants to replace Holloway, who was forced to withdraw from the fight due to injury.
“Triple C to the rescue,” Cejudo wrote on Twitter Friday afternoon. “@Danawhite you have my number. # C4 #bendtheknee ”
– Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) January 7, 2022
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Holloway’s retirement comes just days after news of his title fight against Volkanovsky was announced. The two had fought twice before with Volkanovsky leading each time by decision. The last time they fought was at UFC 251 and since the Hawaiian has had notable wins over Calvin Kattar and Yair Rodriguez.
Cejudo has never fought professionally at the featherweight, but has campaigned for a shot against Volkanovski since taking a hiatus after stopping Dominick Cruz for the bantamweight title in May 2020. Cejudo wants to be the first UFC champion into three divisions, as he had already occupied. the UFC flyweight and bantamweight titles.
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