Frail UFC two-division champion Henry Cejudo believes fellow Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson has what it takes to was UFC heavyweight champion.
Steveson picked up gold in freestyle wrestling at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games however was down a gathering with UFC president Dana White attributable to he didn’t imagine the UFC was if truth be told drawn to signing him.
Cejudo doesn’t imagine the UFC might maybe well perchance have the funds for to signal Steveson correct now however is confident the latter might maybe well perchance beat the likes of Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou with a pair of years’ coaching below his belt.
Cejudo himself done a the same feat after he won the flyweight title correct four years after making his UFC debut.
“I if truth be told talked to Gable the day old to this,” Cejudo knowledgeable TMZ Sports in a most up-to-date interview (h/t MMA Preventing). “I’m correct giving him pointers, announcing listen, you’ve bought your supervisor, you’ve bought your agent however you’ve bought to strike whereas the iron is hot. You’ve bought to push them, you’ve bought to work, and whatever it’s you take to discontinue, you’ve bought to focal point in on that and if truth be told have a game thought attributable to chances are you’ll maybe well perchance maybe no longer correct strive to dabble in all of them. A master of all trades is a master of none. Focal point on one after which rush to the others. I relate he should composed discontinue two years here, two years there, after which take attributable to he if truth be told does – he’s 20 years archaic and he has the capability to discontinue all of them.”
“The UFC can’t have the funds for him,” Cejudo continued. “I’m sorry, they can have the funds for him however they’re no longer gonna pay him, sadly. I discontinue imagine in the subsequent couple of years he might maybe well perchance beat a man admire Jon Jones or even Francis Ngannou. He’s the excellent possibility attributable to of his wrestling inaccurate which is amazingly frightful…
“He’s a actual heavyweight. Whenever you happen to were to put him in there correct now, Jon Jones would wretchedness him, Francis Ngannou would wretchedness him. I’ve been there earlier than. As soon as I first fought Demetrious Johnson, I had already had standup and I purchased knocked out at 2 minutes and 36 seconds. So you discontinue must respect the game.”
Steveson might maybe well furthermore need was down a gathering with Dana White however the 21-yr-archaic phenom did reduction Bellator 265 this previous Friday, that draw a switch to MMA might maybe well perchance potentially composed be on the cards.
Whether it’s MMA or WWE, or perchance a return to the novice wrestling circuit to defend his Olympic title, ‘Triple C’ believes the enviornment is now Steveson’s oyster.
“What Gable Steveson desires correct now, he desires time. No topic he decides to devote himself to, he desires two years, even for the WWE. He might maybe well perchance maybe immediate-note the WWE attributable to it’s stunts and it’s an act. Nonetheless if he’s gonna rush abet to wrestling, he desires to hurry abet straight for novice, Olympic-model wrestling. Or he’s gonna must delivery coaching. I would rush the Bellator route and maybe rush to those smaller reveals to build him up after which sooner or later take it to the UFC where they can put him against a top-five opponent straight away and at closing immediate-tempo him to the title.”