Henry Cejudo Plans to Finish Sean O'Malley Inside Two Rounds if They Ever Fight

Henry Cejudo Plans to Finish Sean O'Malley Inside Two Rounds if They Ever Fight

Evan Montgomery|
July 07, 2022|

After a chance meeting backstage after UFC 276, Henry Cejudo sees Sean O'Malley as a quick fight.

Sean O'Malley was in the middle of an interview following his No Contest opposite Pedro Munhoz when Cejudo entered the conversation. A quick back-and-forth saw the pair talk about a future fight, though Sean brushed off the former champion as "not serious".

While Cejudo is eager for a star-powered matchup with O'Malley, he does not expect O'Malley to take the bait. Cejudo stated the following on his podcast, The Triple C and Schmo Show.

I think that might be a good tune up fight, but the goal for me for Sean is to get rid of him in two rounds. Like, don’t make him go past two rounds. So that’s my goal. But he wouldn’t take the fight. Stylistically, I’m just too smart, I’m too experienced, I’m too tough, and I’m definitely too damn good looking. I would take him down. I would do some nasty things to him. I’d kick that front leg of his and then I’d slowly start putting my hands on him, and that’s the game plan.
- Henry Cejudo

Henry Cejudo was escorted out of backstage after he interrupted Sean O’Malleys post fight interview.

“I’d love a tune up” @espnmma pic.twitter.com/mshj8O9pxN

— Carlos Contreras Legaspi (@CCLegaspi) July 3, 2022

Henry Cejudo retired in April 2019 after successfully defending his Bantamweight title opposite Dominick Cruz. At 35 years old, the former double champ and Olympic gold medalist still has fight left in him. He re-entered the USADA testing pool earlier this year, calling out everyone from Aljamain Sterling to Alexander Volkanovski.

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