A former UFC star claims to be on his method to preventing retired boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. subsequent. Retired UFC “champ champ” Henry Cejudo posted the information through social media on Friday. Cejudo, 34, instructed followers to remain tuned for the official announcement.
Cejudo posted, “It’s happening! The Triple C Vs The Olympic bronze medalist @floydmayweather #staytune”.
— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) April 9, 2021
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Retired ‘Champ Champ’ vs. Retired Boxing Champ?
Each Cejudo and Mayweather are embellished fight sports activities athletes.
Cejudo hasn’t competed since stunningly asserting his retirement after defending his UFC bantamweight championship towards former divisional kingpin Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 in Could 2020.
Cejudo is the one Olympic gold medalist in historical past to additionally win a world title within the UFC. He’s considered one of solely four fighters in firm historical past to carry two UFC championships in several divisions on the similar time and considered one of only seven to win a title in multiple division throughout a complete profession.
Mayweather, 44, is at the moment retired from boxing, however he competed in an exhibition bout towards RIZIN kickboxing prodigy Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018 and has promised related bouts to be on the best way since that battle.
As an expert boxing champion, Mayweather established himself because the premier fighter of his period by profitable world titles throughout 4 completely different weight courses. He’s offered extra pay-per-views than another prizefighter in historical past, and he’s by no means been defeated within the professional ranks.
Moreover, Mayweather gained a bronze medal in boxing for the USA on the 1996 Olympics.
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Why Mayweather vs. Cejudo May Occur
UFC president Dana White lately hinted on social media that he could possibly be engaged on one thing with Mayweather once more quickly. You’ll be able to see that publish from Instagram under. It reveals Mayweather, White and RIZIN CEO Nobu Sakakibara.
White and Mayweather did enterprise collectively in 2017 for Mayweather’s final skilled battle towards UFC celebrity Conor McGregor, and each have promised quite a few instances to the media over the previous couple of years that extra occasions could possibly be on the best way.