Henry Cejudo’s accomplishments in mixed martial arts are plenty, but his latest milestone is one that many would not have been able to predict.
Cejudo has become the first fighter to ever return 75 clean tests to the United States Anti-Doping Agency. The former bantamweight champion was felicitated by the United States Anti-Doping Agency and presented with a commemorative hexagonal medallion with the number 75 emblazoned on it in red.
He took to Twitter to celebrate his achievement and display his prize as he wrote:
“1st ever to get the 75 clean USADA test. I will be the first one to reach 100. Play hard play clean. Thank you [folded hands emoji] [trophy emoji x3].”
In the video, Cejudo labeled himself the greatest ever by using the iconic line:
“Last name, ever. First name, greatest.”
Check out his celebratory post on Twitter:
The United States Anti-Doping Agency is the UFC’s official anti-doping partner and makes it a point to honor fighters who reach significant milestones. UFC middleweight Derek Brunson and featherweight contender Brian Ortega both received commemorative jackets on completing 50 clean tests.
Henry Cejudo believes Valentina Shevchenko vs. Alexa Grasso will go the distance
UFC 285’s co-main event will feature the women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko attempting her eighth straight title defense against Mexican challenger Alexa Grasso.
‘Triple C’ weighed in on the fight and predicted that it will run its full course of five rounds courtesy of both fighters being incredibly competent. He also praised Grasso’s strength as he said:
“I will say this: This fight will go the distance. The toughest matchup that Valentina’s going to have is against a girl like Alexa Grasso. Alexa Grasso has power in her hands. If Valentina decides to sit there and go blow-for-blow with Alexa Grasso, Alexa Grasso could potentially put her out.”
Henry Cejudo also touched on the width of Grasso’s stance and speculated if the champion would look to exploit it tactically.
“There’s one thing that Alexa Grasso does have that not a lot of people have capitalized (on), is her stance. She’s very, very wide in her stance, and I do believe that if Valentina plays her game right tactically, there’s going to be a lot of leg kicks.”
Check out Henry Cejudo’s full comments on the women’s flyweight title showdown on YouTube: