Former UFC two-weight champion, Conor McGregor, has reached out to Henry Cejudo to offer words of encouragement following his loss to Aljamain Sterling at UFC 288. The two fighters had been embroiled in a heated rivalry that spilled over to social media in the lead-up to the event. Despite his earlier animosity towards Cejudo, McGregor has put that aside and urged the former bantamweight champion to dust himself off and make a comeback.
Cejudo Falls Short Against Sterling
After a three-year layoff, Henry Cejudo made his return to the Octagon to challenge Aljamain Sterling for the bantamweight championship. However, he fell short in his quest to regain the title, losing via split decision. Despite the loss, Cejudo remains one of the most decorated fighters in UFC history, having held titles in two weight classes.
McGregor and Cejudo’s Rivalry Heats Up
In the lead-up to UFC 288, Conor McGregor and Henry Cejudo had a war of words on social media. Cejudo even went as far as to vow to change weight classes to secure a fight against the Irishman. McGregor, for his part, gloated after Cejudo’s defeat, revealing that he had placed a winning bet against the former two-weight champion. In a video he posted on social media, McGregor showed off his new designer purchases, which he bought with his winnings.
McGregor Offers Encouragement to Cejudo
Despite their earlier feud, Conor McGregor has now reached out to Henry Cejudo to offer words of encouragement following his loss to Aljamain Sterling. In a recent vlog on his YouTube channel, Cejudo could be seen laughing at McGregor’s tweet. McGregor has now responded to his rival by telling him to “dust it off and come back” and adding, “God bless.” McGregor also refuted claims that Cejudo was one of the greatest UFC fighters of all-time following his loss to Sterling, saying that the fighter needed to stop with his “agendas.”
McGregor and Cejudo’s Rivalry Likely to Continue
Despite Conor McGregor‘s words of encouragement to Henry Cejudo, their rivalry is unlikely to end anytime soon. McGregor is known for his brash personality and willingness to engage in verbal sparring with other fighters. Cejudo, on the other hand, has shown himself to be more than willing to respond to McGregor’s taunts. Fans can expect to see more fireworks between these two fighters in the future.