Henry Cejudo seems receptive to match-up with Urijah Faber following UFC Sacramento, voices interest in most cringe-worthy way imaginable.
With Urijah Faber returning to action Saturday, bantamweight and flyweight double-champ Henry Cejudo was bound to be watching. And with Faber hinting at a fight with the 135lb title on the line, ‘The King of Cringe’ just had to chime in following UFC Sacramento.
Cejudo, or at least whoever is running his Twitter account these days, warned ‘The California Kid’ that he could be next to bend the knee, in the most cringe-worthy way possible. Which included mistaking cornrows for corn-rolls, the latter sounding much more delicious than Faber’s in-cage hairdo.
“Careful what you wish for my corn-rolled princess. You could be the next legend to bend the knee to Triple C,” Cejudo’s official Twitter posted after Faber knocked out Ricky Simon in 46 seconds. The co-main event win at UFC Sacramento was Faber’s first knockout in his UFC tenure, and came after the Hall of Famer spent over two years in retirement.
Realistically, Faber has a limited window to pursue his title aspirations. For a long time, the legend of the lower weight classes has been the best fighter to never hold gold in the UFC. While most figured the opportunity was out of his grasp, the struggles of teammate Cody Garbrandt, combined with Dominick Cruz’s constant injury struggles, and T.J. Dillashaw’s multi-year suspension for performance enhancing drugs have given Faber one last glimmer of hope.
He just needs to wade through a sea of cringe to claim the gold.