Cejudo calls out Dvalishvili: 'This shit is far from over'
It appears that Henry Cejudo plans to continue fighting, and he wants one of the toughest opponents in the UFC bantamweight division next.
The former two-division champion tweeted Monday that he's interested in a matchup with Merab Dvalishvili at the planned UFC 292 event in Boston in August.
The No. 1-ranked Dvalishvili trains with bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling, who defeated Cejudo by split decision at UFC 288 this past weekend.
It marked Cejudo's return to the sport after suddenly retiring as the reigning bantamweight champion in 2020. He suffered his first career defeat at 135 pounds.
The 36-year-old was noncommittal on his future in MMA after the fight, saying it "may be the last of me in the Octagon."
"I'm a little confused," Cejudo said Saturday. "If I'm not first, I'm last."
Dvalishvili responded to Cejudo, saying he is also down to square off.
Dvalishvili is not the only name who could be next for Cejudo. UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno called for a non-title bantamweight bout against Cejudo later in 2023, and Cejudo said he was open to the matchup.
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