The UFC’s latest double champ says his biggest career moment still hasn’t happened. But Henry Cejudo has some healing up to do before it does.
Las Vegas, NV — Henry Cejudo will very likely be in the UFC Hall of Fame some day. It’s hard to imagine a scenario where any champ-champ wouldn’t be, really. Cejudo added a second belt to his collection when he defeated Marlon Moraes in the main event of UFC 236.
Having beat the likes of Demetrious Johnson, T.J. Dillashaw, and Moraes, he’s pretty much a lock for the Hall some day. But the King of Cringe still has plenty of fights ahead of him.
Then there are life’s other challenges. Life itself. Where to find those props he brings to weigh-ins. Capturing the heart of WWE star Nikki Bella, who Cejudo did a little public flirting with not too long ago. Problem is, she’s taken these days, by Dancing with the Star’s Artem Chigvintsev. Or not?
“Not at all, they’re not officially boyfriend and girlfriend,” Cejudo corrected. “She is dating him, but they’re not official. So Nikki Bella watch out, because Triple C’s coming.”
On a more serious note, there’s a title defense to think about. Joseph Benavidez is in the running, at flyweight. Aljamain Sterling is right there at bantamweight. “They can both get it, they can all get it,” Cejudo told us. “I have to get healthy first and I have to see what the next one is. I have to talk to Uncle Dana and make sure everything’s right. I like either one of them.”
Since the occasion was the UFC Hall of Fame ceremony in Las Vegas, we asked Cejudo what his career moment has been.
“I think it’s yet to be written, he answered. “I’ve done some extraordinary things. I’ve been blessed beyond belief. Those who know my story: Hall of Famer at 31, Olympic champ at 21, world champ at 31, two-division UFC champ. Sky’s the limit.”