Henry Cejudo has decided not to hang his gloves and is now making his move to get his next fight booked. For the fighter, his next target is flyweight division’s Brandon Moreno.

Cejudo lost in his recent bantamweight match against Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 298. This extended his losing streak to two fights after losing to Alajamain Sterling when he returned in 2023 from his first retirement. Many were expecting that the fighter would be exiting the cage for good this time after earlier stating that he was “100%” retiring after a loss to Dvalishvili. However, the 37-year-old later took back his words, promising to continue pursuing the belt.

In his recent statement, “Triple-C” made his latest callout targetted at Moreno, who just lost to Brandon Royval in a rematch at the UFC Fight Night event in Mexico City. Cejudo wants to join the UFC 306 card that is expected to feature a bunch of UFC’s Mexican fighters, with CEO Dana White noting that it will be a “huge love letter to all of combat and combat sports throughout the history of Mexico.” Given his Mexican blood, Cejudo hopes to claim a spot in the Noche pay-per-view event, which will be held at the Sphere in Las Vegas.

For Cejudo, the fight just makes sense, admitting it will be against “two former champions that have lost.” Yet, the fighter is confident that they can bring fans “the greatest showdowns in UFC history.”

“What fight would be better than ‘Triple C’ vs. Brandon Moreno, the Mexican-American vs. the true Mexican, and they come together, and they do a five-round showdown – at The Sphere, in Las Vegas, for Mexican Independence Day?” Cejudo said on his YouTube channel, revealing that he is now waiting for a call about the proposed fight.

“I like it. I think if there’s any way we should settle it, enough talking, enough cringing, enough antics, and enough all of that. The only way to get it on, Brandon Moreno, is I accept your challenge. Let’s do it: Mexican Independence Day. What you got? You going to sign that contract? Are you a Mexican, or a Mexican’t?”

The callout follows Cejudo’s statement, sharing his plan to get the gold in the 135- and 145-pound divisions. Despite his age and his current skid, the No. 6 bantamweight is determined to push his career.

“If I could change everything, I probably would never come back, but now that I’m back, I got to sh*t where I sleep,” Cejudo said earlier. “For that reason, I cannot go out like that.”

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