Henry Cejudo and Valentino Shevchenko

Henry Cejudo, a UFC fighter, says he wants to fight a woman in the Octagon.
The woman he has challenged to a bout is the dominant featherweight fighter Valentina Shevchenko.
She responded to his call out by saying: “Be careful what you wish for.”
The UFC boss Dana White is unimpressed by the exchange, calling Cejudo’s behavior the “whackiest s—” he’s ever heard.

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UFC fighter Henry Cejudo says he wants to be the company’s first “intergender” champion, but prominent women’s competitor Valentina Shevchenko has told him to be careful what he wishes for.

Even in the weird world of combat sports, this back-and-forth is bizarre.

It all started on Sunday, when Cejudo — a world champion at bantamweight and flyweight — posted a video on Twitter saying people had been telling him that Shevchenko, who rules the women’s flyweight division, is the most dominant fighter in the UFC, not him.

As a result, he got “jelly” (jealous), and challenged her to a fight.

“Valentina Shevchenko, I have a message for you,” he said in the video. “I am looking to become the first ever intergender champion that this world has ever seen. I’m calling you out. You can …read more

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