A retired Cejudo is now setting his sights on pro boxing star Ryan Garcia and Cejudo says a potential bout between them could happen in Saudi Arabia.
“I think I’ve done everything in MMA, Olympic champ, flyweight champ, bantamweight champ, I’ve defended both of my titles,” Cejudo told TMZ Sports (via Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie). “I think the only one I want to do it is to make Ryan Garcia bend the knee. I really don’t think he’s that good. I really don’t. I think with a proper team, the right game plan, I believe I could make him bend the knee in front of Oscar De La Hoya. I feel like I have the tools, the power, the strength, the experience, and we wanna make this happen, potentially in Saudi Arabia so we got the money guy. We got the money guy that’s willing to pay both of us. It’s just up to ‘Randy Candy’ Garcia to sign that contract.”
Cejudo, who has a ton of pro MMA and amateur wrestling experience, has no pro boxing experience to speak of. Cejudo also recently made an appearance on AEW Dynamite, so a career on pro wrestling may also be on the table for the former fighter.
Garcia has yet to respond to the challenge laid out by the former UFC star, is 20-0-0 as a professional boxer and has already held multiple championships.