Henry Cejudo is one of the best fighters who already have certain plans in mind regarding the next fight. Merab Dvalishvili achieved a great victory over Petr Yan two days ago. Cejudo spoke about Dvalishvili's training partner, Aljamain Sterling, with whom he will hold a match on May 6.
“For my fight with Sterling, I have a feeling he’s gonna fight the way he fought Pedro Munhoz. I’m expecting that,” Cejudo said, as quoted by mmajunkieusatoday.com “Real high pace, real volume, a lot of movement, a lot of lateral stuff, but he could also come in and just wing.
These guys are the same fighters all the time. Aljamain, he just flows with his fighting, he’s a freestyler. This guy (Dvalishvili), you know he’s gonna press, you know he’s gonna do all this to shoot. This is why a guy like Merab would be easy money.
I’d hurt that dude. I’d let him in on my legs, make him carry my weight, and then take him down”.
Henry Cejudo send a message to Dana White
Cejudo sent a message to Dana White via Twitter and asked him that if Sterling withdraws from the fight, his next opponent will be Dvalishvili.
Whether Sterling will really decide on such a move is the question that remains to be answered. In the event that this were to happen, Dana White would have to think about what he would do and how best he could proceed. “Dear Dana White, I’m over here watching the No.
2 and No. 3 contenders, and I’ve got a feeling that (Aljamain) is more likely to back out of this fight,. So that being said, why don’t you give me Merab? Give me Merab since Sean O’Malley wants to wait. He wants to take his time.
Why we don’t make Merab the backup at UFC 288. Why don’t we do it that way? That way it’s both of these training partners, because I have a feeling Aljamain is going to eventually back out, but I want to make sure.
It’s going to be the same game plan from both of these chumps: wrestle, strike, every time they throw something heavy, they go in for takedowns. Anyway, Dana White, if you’re listening to me, let’s have Merab as a backup, Newark, N.J., UFC 288, because I want both of them. If I can fight both of them the same night, they can both get it”.