UFC two-division champion Henry Cejudo has some unique aspirations for himself. Over the weekend, he called out women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko, and bared his intentions to become the first “intergender champion of the world.”
“Valentina Shevchenko, I have a message for you. I am looking to become the first intergender world champion that this world has ever seen,” Cejudo said via a Twitter video. “I’m calling you out. You can be the next to bend the knee to ‘Triple C.’”
On Monday’s episode of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on ESPN, “Bullet” responded to Cejudo by issuing a warning.
“Be careful what you wish. He’s all gold-hunter, but I can make it happen that he will lose all his gold forever,” she said.
“I don’t know (if he’s serious). He’s very insistent in this. But I’m saying, be careful what you wish.”
Shevchenko successfully defended her title for the second time at UFC Uruguay on Saturday via a criticized decision win over Liz Carmouche. She now holds a record of 18-3 (with 12 wins by stoppage).