Henry Cejudo calls out Dominick Cruz to serve as a backup in case Jose Aldo can’t make UFC 250

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Henry Cejudo calls out Dominick Cruz to serve as a backup in case Jose Aldo can’t make UFC 250

With UFC 249 seemingly in jeopardy, Henry Cejudo has decided to take precautionary measures regarding his next fight, as well.

UFC bantamweight champion Cejudo (15-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) is scheduled to take on Jose Aldo (28-6 MMA, 10-5 UFC) in the UFC 250 headliner on May 9 in Sao Paulo, but with the travel bans implemented globally due to the coronavirus outbreak, Cejudo suggested that the event might be moved to the U.S., and Aldo might be unable to leave Brazil.

So Cejudo decided to take matters into his own hands by ensuring a backup opponent is available for his first title defense, calling out former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz.

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”

Cruz (22-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) hasn’t competed since losing his title to Cody Garbrandt in December 2016 and has been sidelined due to a myriad of injuries. He was briefly linked to a fight with Cory Sandhagen for the UFC San Diego card on May 16, but the fight never materialized.

Former dual-champ Cejudo recently recovered from shoulder surgery of his own and hasn’t competed since last June.

Henry Cejudo calls out Dominick Cruz to serve as a backup in case Jose Aldo can't make UFC 250