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Video: Henry Cejudo calls for ‘tune-up’ fight against ‘brittle’ former champion Dominick Cruz

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC double-weight world champion Henry Cejudo has called for a “tune-up fight” against former bantamweight king Dominick Cruz.

The self-proclaimed “Triple C” took to social media and posted a video of himself tucking in his three championship belts—complete with diapers—before he declared his interest in a meeting with the respected former champion.

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“I want someone easy, kids,” said Cejudo. “I want someone that I could break! I want somebody brittle, I want somebody easy. In wrestling we call them pud-whackers—fish. Or better yet, what about a tune-up fight.”

“Dominick Cruz, I have a message for you. I don’t know how you can say you’re the best in the world when you’re not even the best in the state of Arizona. Dominick Cruz, you can do me a favor and you can bend the knee to Triple C too. And one last thing, wash your filthy dog!”

Cruz has not competed since his Dec. 2016 loss to Cody Garbrandt. He was slated to compete against Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219 and against John Lineker at UFC 233, but injuries forced him from both contests. In an interview with ESPN, Cruz recently stated that he hopes to return to action in the last quarter of 2019.

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