Deiveson Figueiredo gave the UFC flyweight category the much-needed fresh blood, and the excitement during his fights managed to get some of the biggest skeptics to give the lowest UFC division a chance. Particularly impressive was his fight last month against Brandon Moreno, who led the UFC 256 event.
Almost everyone is thrilled with the fight, which will be one of the main candidates for the best fight of the year. We say almost all because there must always be some exceptions, and this time it is the former champion of the mentioned division.
In recent days, Henry Cejudo has dedicated some space on his social networks to calling out certain fighters, and of course, there is the one who took over the throne of the category that Cejudo left at the end of 2019, switching entirely to bantam.
He took advantage of one of Figueiredo's posts on social media, where he is in a hair salon and blow-drying customers. Namely, "Daico" revealed in the UFC's Embedded series that hairstyles are his passion and that his desire is to open a chain of hairdressing salons in Brazil.
"I see you're an expert in 'blowing', after all your last fight was terrible. Dana White, this is your fighter of the year? I would knock him out in the first round, within the first minute," Cejudo wrote on Twitter, posting the photo Cejudo regularly names and provokes the bantamweight champion Peter Yan, who also took over his position and some other fighters from the top two categories of which he was the champion.
However, he did not openly call any of them to fight, unlike Alexander Volkanovsky. He constantly names the champion of the lightweight category and expresses his desire to return due to the attack on the belt of the mentioned category.
Still, it’s still hard to expect, or rarely does anyone believe the UFC would be willing to give an extremely unpopular fighter a chance to become the first in history with incredible success, a title in three different divisions.
After all, Volkanovski is dealing with fighters in his category, to begin with, Brian Ortega. As for Figueiredo, rarely would anyone like to see his fight against Cejudo, but it’s unrealistic to expect “Triple-C,” once also known as “Messenger,” to re-commit weight loss for the fly category.
The question is how long Cejudo will last with such an attitude and behavior. Does he really want to fight with certain fighters or is his goal to make this sport more interesting and draw attention to himself?