Henry Cejudo is waiting to learn the name of his next opponent. Most likely will be the winner of the clash between Joseph Benavidez and Jussier Formiga this Saturday night.
Benavidez is confident in the win and is already thinking about title fight with Cejudo.
“I beat him and that’s how I’m always looking at him,” Benavidez told MMA Fighting. “I’m better than him, I beat him, I pushed a pace on him and landed clean this clean that. I look at that so it’s motivating to see him do everything he can because that’s what I know of him.”
“Obviously he’s improved and his confidence has skyrocketed, and that’s a huge thing, so I’d be naive to think that he’s not different, that he hasn’t changed. But for me, he’s still the guy that I coached against in The Ultimate Fighter and my team beat his, and I beat him in the finale, and that’s how I look at him right now,” he added.
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“Triple C” is out for the remainder of the year with a shoulder surgery, leaving Benavidez (or Formiga) a tough choice.
“He just happens to be doing some others things too, which is great and motivating within itself, but me personally, as a competitor, that’s how I look at him, as somebody I already beat, but knowing and not being naive to his improvements and everything he’s done.”
“That should be his next fight, that’s the biggest challenge for him right now, that’s his only loss. He fought at bantamweight and even though there’s contenders, no one has a win over him, no one has history,” said the fighter.