Henry Segudo rallies for a record-breaking fight against UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovsky in Australia. Cejudo cut on promo DC&RC . Showinviting Volkanovsky to a huge payday by taking him.
“Triple C” also believes that his high-level fight against “The Great” will attract a record audience of 80,000; Breaking the previous record set by the UFC 243 match between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whitaker.
The former UFC double champion said:
“I’m going to do the promo now, ‘Alexander, that’s big, we’ve met before, we’ve gone out drinking before, we’ve already engaged before. And at the end of the day if you want this fight, you have to ask for it. If you want to make money with Triple Steam, if you want to give fans a big fighting man, I say we fight and do it in Australia in front of 80,000 people. I know Israel Adesanya has a record now, Robert Whitaker fought but it wouldn’t be like you and I fought in Australia.”
Watch Sejdo’s explanation of Volkanovsky below:
Adesanya faced Whitaker for the unified middleweight title at UFC 243 in October 2019 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. ‘The Last Stylebender’ knocked out ‘The Reaper’ in front of an audience of 57,127 people, which was the largest in UFC history. The previous record of 56,214 was set in the same spot for UFC 193.
Alexander Volkanovsky thinks it’s absurd for Henry Cejudo to expect an instant title shot
While Henry Segudo has been out of active competition for nearly two years now, Alexander Volkanovsky has defended his featherweight belt three times at the same time. Recently, Chan Sung Jung was dominated by The Great on the way to a TKO win in the fourth round in the main event at UFC 273.
While Volkanovsky is excited to have Henry Cejudo join the USADA audition line, he doesn’t think “Triple C” deserves an instant title shot. However, the Australian is sure Cejudo can jump into the number one contender position with a big win. The 33-year-old recently told ESPN MMA:
“But if he’s expecting to go for a title shot right away, that’s pretty ridiculous. Whether he’s on the test suite to fight bantam weight or featherweight, I don’t know. But if he’s going to featherweight, fight someone and I think that gives you the center First in competition as such.”