HomeUFCHenry Cejudo introduces new nickname following Demetrious Johnson’s knockout loss at ONE on TNT | BJPenn.com
Henry Cejudo introduces new nickname following Demetrious Johnson’s knockout loss at ONE on TNT | BJPenn.com
April 11, 2021
Henry Cejudo launched a brand new nickname to his former UFC flyweight rival Demetrious Johnson following his knockout loss at ONE on TNT.
Cejudo and Johnson had two memorable fights within the UFC. The pair first met again at UFC 197 in April 2016, with Johnson knocking out Cejudo with knees to the physique to defend the UFC flyweight title. They then rematched at UFC 227 in August 2018, this time with Cejudo besting Johnson through cut up choice. There have at all times been talks of a possible rematch between these two rivals, however with Johnson now in ONE Championship and with Cejudo retired, we haven’t heard a lot back-and-forth between these two in a couple of years now.
Nevertheless, after Johnson suffered a brutal KO loss to Adriano Moraes at ONE on TNT 1 this previous week in an enormous upset loss, Cejudo couldn’t assist however take a shot at “Mighty Mouse.” Taking to his social media within the days following Johnson’s knockout defeat, Cejudo mentioned that he’s a “legacy snatcher” whereas posting a photograph of himself along with his two UFC belts and with custom-made pillows of his three rivals Johnson, TJ Dillashaw, and Dominick Cruz.
Cejudo has been retired for the previous yr ever since knocking out Cruz at UFC 249 final Could. Since then, “The Messenger” has saved his identify within the information by continuously trolling his rivals on social media. Whereas he has been extra fixated on UFC featherweight champ Alex Volkanovski over the previous couple of months, Cejudo made it clear with this tweet that he additionally has his eyes set on a number of of the game’s elite, together with Johnson. Whereas a trilogy battle between these two looks as if it is going to by no means occur, Cejudo appears to be maintaining that door open.
Do you suppose we are going to ever see the rubber match between Henry Cejudo and Demetrious Johnson?