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Midnight Mania! Cody Garbrandt challenges ‘coward’ Henry Cejudo to March 6 bout

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Deiveson Figueiredo last defended his title at UFC 255 on Nov. 21, 2020, and he’ll attempt to do so again this Saturday night at UFC 256. Perhaps a bit lost in all the chaos, however, is that Figueiredo was supposed to face Cody Garbrandt back in November. Complications from COVID-19 — including long term blot clotting, pneumonia, and a bicep tear — canceled the initial booking, but Garbrandt has since remained confident that he would fight Figueiredo in March.

Perhaps something has changed, because Garbrandt has instead turned his attentions toward retired double champ Henry Cejudo. Garbrandt mocked Cejudo on Instagram for allegedly breaking up with his girlfriend — a relationship once cited as a reason for retirement — and avoiding the next crop of challengers.

Cejudo replied to the post on classic “Triple C” fashion, chirping back “I love you more Cody “No Chin” Garbage #BendTheKnee.” The feud then continued further on Twitter, where Garbrandt offered to fight Cejudo at either Flyweight or Bantamweight on March 6 (roughly the same time frame he was planning to fight Figueiredo!).

Before we look to plan the future too far ahead, Brandon Moreno has a chance to derail all this talk by defeating Figueiredo on Saturday night. Either way, it seems like Garbrandt may be looking to expand his list of potential opponents, and Cejudo’s retirement seems somewhat flimsy.


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