In case you haven’t heard by now (which is extremely unlikely), Henry Cejudo has become the proud owner of an Olympic gold medal, a UFC flyweight title, and a UFC bantamweight belt, which is why his nickname was upgraded from “The Messenger” to “Triple C,” standing for champ-champ-champ.
Just ask him, he’ll tell you. Or don’t ask him, he’ll tell you anyway.
In fact, Cejudo has become so insufferable that even former UFC welterweight kingpin Tyron Woodley, long considered the pound-for-pound most annoying champion in history, is asking the promotion’s newest two-division titleholder to tone it down.
“Henry Cejudo, sit down somewhere, dog. Sit down somewhere; you’re annoying everybody,” Woodley told TMZ. “He is a phenomenal fighter. It’s amazing that he’s been able to win an Olympic gold medal, which is more important to me than a UFC belt, because it’s the hardest thing that you can do in combat sports. He beat Demetrious Johnson, a pound for pound legend, won a belt in two divisions. So what I’m saying is that his resume is crazy in a very short period of time. But when you start doing that extra stuff, oof, just stop. Tone down the extraness by like 10. Take it down 10, and you set.”
Cejudo has accomplished a rare feat in mixed martial arts (MMA) and he did it without smashing a bus, getting arrested, or failing a drug test. As far as I’m concerned, he’s earned the right to be insufferable from now until his next fight.
When and where that takes place remains to be seen, but he’s got challengers waiting for him in two separate weight classes. In addition, there’s a potential jump to featherweight for what would be an unheard of three titles in three divisions (at the same time).
Assuming he doesn’t stay in his lane, mate.