Daniel Cormier brought Henry Cejudo and Aljamain Sterling together to discuss a potential bout.
There have been rumblings for quite some time now that Henry Cejudo was eager to come out of retirement but figuring out who or what weight class his fight would be at was a little more complicated.
From the unrealistic trash-talking with Conor McGregor to more likely discussions of a return to a division he’s fought in before, Cejudo may finally be close to deciding on his next opponent.
Henry Cejudo talks ‘The Cringe’.
Watch the full ‘The DC Check-In With Aljamain Sterling & Henry Cejudo’ here:https://t.co/hWmDZmdoss pic.twitter.com/IXdQ5G8fGp
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) May 10, 2022
While speaking directly to Sterling, as well as Daniel Cormier who shared the conversation on his Youtube, Cejudo broke down why Sterling would be a good fight for him but one he is confident he could win.
“Too many flaws. I’m going to expose him,” said Cejudo of Sterling.
“He’s got a lot of flaws. As good as he is, he’s got an ability to him, and I think that is his greatest asset: his limbs. But I still don’t think he understands his whole capabilities just yet.
“Think about it this way, I’m 5-foot-4, small, short, but I know how to fight people where people don’t touch me. I know how to wrestle people, I’m a better competitor than I am a fighter. So when I see a guy like Aljamain Sterling, that’s easy money.
I was actually able to take @funkmastermma to @henry_cejudo house and we had a talk. Was good. It was amazing to see how they operated in each other’s space. This fight will be fun when it gets made!!!! Dropping the video at 4:30est/ 1:30pst https://t.co/H9orWbp9JF don’t miss! pic.twitter.com/hJmBTNU9Fc
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) May 9, 2022
“He’s got the belt, but he’s not the best in the world. If you’re talking about competing, you’ll never be a better competitor than me. But everyone has a puncher’s chance.”
Luckily, a response wasn’t far away since the two were sitting opposite one another.
Sterling had a lot of thoughts on Cejudo’s apparent confidence but claimed that underestimating would be Cejudo’s biggest mistake.
.A cordial toast before someone gets “toasted”. I think Hanky @henry_cejudo might’ve skipped poor Needle-Shart for a title shot.
•#NeedleFree #AndStill #FriendlyFire #CleanAthletes #AZ #UFC274 #Phoenix pic.twitter.com/vFwEy0hJRD
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) May 9, 2022
“It’s just funny to hear this because it’s just like, ‘do your best, do your worst and bring what you’ve got to bring.’
“At the end of the day, I’ve heard a lot of people say all these things about me, ‘he can’t do this, he’s got no power, he can’t strike, he can’t take me down.’
“I just keep shutting everybody the f*ck up.”