Henry Cejudo efter vinsten pĂ„ UFC 227: ”Vill bli trippel champ”

🎩 VIDEO+TEXT ✅ OS-guldmedaljören vill bli trippel mĂ€stare genom att ta bĂ€ltet i bantamvikt ✅ "Föddes 16 km frĂ„n Staples Center"

PĂ„ förhand var det inte mĂ„nga som gav Henry Cejudo en chans mot flugviktskungen Demetrious Johnson – och i första ronden sĂ„g det mörkt ut för Cejudo. LĂ„ga bensparkar gjorde att Cejudo hade svĂ„rt att stödja pĂ„ vĂ€nsterbenet, vilket tvingade honom att byta fighter stance.

Ju lÀngre matchen led dock, sÄ visade Cejudo att han hade vad som krÀvdes för att besegra Johnson, som han gjorde via delat domslut.

Photo-Dan-Wainer-Ag-Fight

“It’s a true testimony of an underdog,” sade Cejudo pĂ„ presskonferensen efter matchen. “I lasted the first fight with Demetrious Johnson two minutes and 36 seconds, and I felt like it was going that way in the very first round too. Those calf kicks, really I couldn’t plant.

I was forced to switch southpaw, but it actually helped me. Before all this, I said in order for me to beat Demetrious, it had to be with distance, timing, and composure. And that’s exactly how we took this fight. He got to my legs and that was okay. I wanted Demetrious to work.”

Föddes ett stenkast frÄn Staples Center

Cejudo Àr barn till invandrare och som ung vÀxte han upp bara ett par kilometer frÄn den plats dÀr han skulle skriva historia som den första nÄgonsin att peta ned Johnson frÄn flugviktstronen.

Det Ă€r Ă€ven tio Ă„r sedan han blev den yngste nĂ„gonsin att ta OS-medalj i brottning – och nu har han bara ett av de tre mĂ„len han skrev upp som tonĂ„ring kvar att uppfylla.

Photo Dan Wainer-Ag Fight

“This is surreal. This is a kid who was born 10 miles away from Staples Center, the ghetto streets of South Central LA, to Mexican immigrants, to being an Olympic champion at the age of 21″ sade Cejudo.

”My mother wasn’t able to go to the Olympics due to her citizenship status to her becoming a U.S. citizen about eight years ago, and me now, 10 years later, being an Olympic champion now carrying UFC gold — it really is a dream come true.

On August 19 (2008), I became the youngest in history to ever win an Olympic gold medal (in wrestling), and on August 4, I defeated the man, the myth, the legend Demetrious Johnson. It feels super good.”

“Now I feel like I can rest, I can sleep,” fortsatte Cejudo. “I had three goals in my life when I was 17 years old. I remember reading the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad, and I remember writing my goals down, and my number one goal in life was just to be a good husband and a good father someday. That was number one, as a 17-year-old kid.

“Number two was to be an Olympic champion, was to be the best in the world at a sport that I just love. And then number three was to be a UFC champion, and I’ve done two out of the three.” Transkriberat av MMAFighting

Spana in vad mer Cejudo hade att sÀga i videorutan ovan!

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