Cejudo has been calling out UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski since basically he won the title in December 2019, and Volkanovski has acknowledged him.
Volkanovski, who notched his third title defense when he finished “The Korean Zombie” at UFC 273, has been heavily dismissive of Cejudo in the past. But after beating Jung, Volkanovski realizes there aren’t too many options for him outside of a Max Holloway trilogy and has started to consider Cejudo as a potential opponent.
“He does have a name value so again, there’s options,” Volkanovski said at the UFC 273 post-fight news conference. “If this division doesn’t want to sort (itself) out, that’s sh*t you might see.”
Cejudo certainly wants to become the first fighter in UFC history to win title in three divisions. One potential issue here: UFC president Dana White already has said that Cejudo can’t jump back into any division for an immediate title shot. So unless White’s stance has shifted, we’ll see how this plays out.