Henry Cejudo calls out Conor McGregor for a fight at 155lbs

Yesterday we reported about how Henry Cejudo might be setting sights on a coaching position in McGregor’s camp. If the barbs two exchanged over social media are any indication – Cejudo might be gearing up for the biggest weight jump in his career.

The whole spat started yesterday.

Cejudo repeatedly went back and forth with McGregor – finally offering McGregor a fight and at 155lbs. While McGregor used to fight at Featherweight / 145 lbs / 65.7kg Cejudo was the flyweight (125lbs) and bantamweight champion (135lbs).

By the looks of it – it’s likely a publicity ploy considering how hard of a time Cejudo seems to be in getting paid in the UFC. In the past Khabib Nurmagomedov talked about how he was in disbelief having learned what Cejudo was making.

Naturally, McGregor replied:


McGregor is eyeing a return this summer but won’t know more until he starts sparring. He was previously quoted saying:
“April, they said I can spar again and I can box again basically,” McGregor said. “So I’m just going to take it day by day. Hopefully, now, once I get back sparring, I’ll know weight, I’ll know feel, I’ll know my own style. You know what I mean? I’m going to develop a different style, I’d imagine, so I’ve been shadowboxing a bit lately and I feel like I’m just getting the bearing of myself. But I feel good. I’m grounded on my feet, I can stop and start and take off. It’s just the little twists or a torque, I’ve just got to be careful on.”

“Once I get the leg cleared and I get that feeling of myself when I kick a body, when I step back in and out and I get that feel of it, then I’ll be able to gauge time. And then I’m going to isolate myself, I’m going to stay away from the pub, I’m going to stay away from my delicious Forge Irish stout, from my tasty, smooth Proper Irish whiskey, and I’m going to dedicate myself to my craft 100 percent — and give it a month or two of that, and see how everything goes, and then make the move.”

“I’m in no hurry, no rush,” McGregor added. “I know a lot of people are supporting me and I want to do them well. I want to do my support well, and that’s what we’re going to do.”