Henry Cejudo anticipates a possible blockage of Jose Aldo in Brazil because of the Coronavirus, and suggests to Dominick Cruz to prepare to try his luck at the title off the cuff.
Cejudo is expected to defend his bantamweight belt against Jose Aldo on May 9 in Sao Paulo. Only, uncertainty hangs over the possible holding of the event in Brazil, knowing that the peak of the epidemic of Coronavirus is probably not yet crossed there, and that containment measures could still be in force at that time.
The UFC could then try to relocate the event to the United States. But, just like Khabib Nurmagomedov who is currently in Russia, Jose Aldo could be blocked in Brazil by a travel ban.
As a result, Cejudo prefers to anticipate this possible catastrophic scenario, and has thought of Dominick Cruz to replace the Brazilian.
Since # UFC249 is in jeopardy because we can’t get Khabib out of Russia. So Just in case we can’t get Jose Baldo into America soil, make sure to bring your untailored tuxedo that you wear every Saturday long with yours balls! Because you're on deck sweetheart. @DominickCruz pic.twitter.com/1LaGGavqe2
– Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) March 30, 2020
“Since UFC 249 is in danger because we can't get Khabib out of Russia, in case we can't get Jose 'Baldo” back on American soil, make sure you come with your ill-fitting tuxedo you doors every saturday as well as your colors! Because you're on the bridge my darling, “ dropped Cejudo on Twitter.
Let us remember all the same that Cruz has not fought since 2016 and his defeat by unanimous decision against Cody Garbrandt…