The country of Brazil is currently prohibiting people to travel there due to a coronavirus lockdown. Cejudo, just in case UFC 250 doesn’t go down in Brazil and Aldo cannot make it stateside, wants former UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz to be the backup for the event.
Cejudo made the request through Twitter:
Since #UFC249 is in jeopardy because we can’t get Khabib out of Russia. So Just in case we can’t get Jose Baldo into America soil, make sure to bring your untailored tuxedo that you wear every Saturday long with yours balls! Because you’re on deck sweetheart. @DominickCruz pic.twitter.com/1LaGGavqe2— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) March 30, 2020
There has been no response yet from Cruz and the UFC as to the request made by Cejudo, while no official backup for the UFC 250 has been named either at this time.
UFC 250 takes place on Saturday, May 9 from the Ibirapueroa Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil with Henry Cejudo and Jose Aldo headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.