The former UFC and WEC bantamweight champion took to Instagram to take a shot at Cejudo after the Olympic gold medalist made a post of his own calling out Cruz for a “tune-up fight” earlier this week.
Cruz posted: “@Henry_Cejudo - You’re not in my caliber or class lil man. You and your lil coach @Cptamericas”
Cejudo, who currently hold the UFC flyweight and bantamweight title, is recovering from a shoulder surgery and he’s likely to be out for the rest of 2019. The 32-year-old fighter last fought in June where he defeated Marlon Moraes for the vacant 135-pound title.
Cruz, former king of the division, has not competed since 2016 where he came up short in a decision to Cody Garbrandt. He tried to fight in 2017 and 2019 but was forced to withdraw from both bouts due to injury.
Below is Cruz’s instagram post targeting Cejudo:
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╳ @henry_cejudo - You're not in my caliber or class lil man. You and your lil coach @cptamericas #SmallFries #EnanitosVerdes #ShortStack #ShotFired ╳ #DominickCruz #DomCruz #TeamCruz #CruzAlliance #UFC #MMA . Snapchat | DomCruz619 Twitter | @DominickCruz Web | www.DominickCruzMMA.com