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Khabib declares UFC champ Henry Cejudo ‘the greatest combat athlete of all time’

And you thought this got a laugh.

If Henry Cejudo’s head gets any bigger he’ll have to move up to featherweight.

“Triple C” was able to convince UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, to play along with his “greatest of all time” shtick, partly because they are joined under the Dominance MMA banner, but mostly because it opened the door for yet another Daniel Cormier age joke.

“But ‘DC’ please, you have time brother,” Nurmagomedov said. “You’re only 50 years old, please, let’s go brother ... Olympic games, take the medal.”

Cormier turns 41 later this month.

Cejudo (15-2) currently holds the UFC bantamweight title, which he is expected to defend against Jose Aldo at UFC 250 this May in Brazil. In order to secure that fight, promotion president, Dana White, forced the Olympian to vacate his flyweight strap.

“Triple C” = flyweight champ, bantamweight champ, Olympic gold medalist.

Nurmagomedov (28-0), meanwhile, is expected to defend his lightweight crown opposite Tony Ferguson in the upcoming UFC 249 pay-per-view (PPV) main event next month in Brooklyn, New York.

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