Henry Cejudo disses Conor McGregor’s striking, suggests comeback fight at lightweight: ‘I would stop you’


Henry Cejudo has his sights set on his biggest fish yet.

The retired former two-division UFC champion traded shots with Conor McGregor on Friday, responding to an insult from McGregor by teasing that he may come back at 155 pounds for a comeback fight against “The Notorious.”

” The same reason you allow people to chew their front legs [McGregor] would be the same reason I would stop them,” Cejudo posted on Twitter, tagging McGregor as well as UFC President Dana White. “What do you say I make my comeback at 155?”

Cejudo, 35, has not competed in MMA since defeating Dominick Cruz in a bantamweight championship bout at UFC 249 in May 2020. Following that successful title defense, Cejudo announced his retirement. During his 12-fight run with the UFC, the Olympic gold medal winning wrestler captured titles at 125 and 135 pounds and snapped the 14-fight undefeated streak of all-time great Demetrious Johnson.

His spat with McGregor began when he criticized training footage posted by McGregor, stating, “Your hands are down and your distance is off. They are dangerous, men. Here’s a hint from the [GOAT].”

McGregor later responded with a since-deleted tweet in which he called Cejudo a “little fat midget novice.”

The feud has continued throughout Friday with both fighters continuing to tweet at one another.

McGregor, also a former two-division champion, has been on the mend since injuring his leg in a loss to longtime rival Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 this past July. McGregor is aiming to return to UFC this year. Cejudo joins the list of prominent names calling for McGregor’s return to the Octagon.