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Aldo out, Cruz in, against Cejudo for UFC 250

ByConnor Phillipo

Apr 9, 2020

Jose Aldo is officially out of his fight against Henry Cejudo for the 135 pound strap at UFC 250 on May 9th however, former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has verbally agreed to step into the fight.

Aldo was forced out of the bout due to the expiration of his visa. Although in most cases he could just renew it, they have refused to issue him one due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Cejudo deemed it necessary to take to Twitter and issue a very important statement to Cruz.

Frankie Edgar was the first fighter who offered to step into the bout, but it’s Cruz who will likely get the nod. Edgar tweeted as soon as he heard the news, and Cejudo had an interesting response to say the least.

Dominick Cruz had to respond back on Twitter of course stating that he has been informed a bout between himself and Cejudo will be taking place.

Cejudo now looks to take on Dominick Cruz as it is verbally agreed to for May 9th at UFC 250. The location is still TBD however, it is likely that it will takeplace on a newly acquired island from Dana White.

Cejudo won his first title at UFC 227 where he defeated long time flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson in a close decision.

Since then he went on to defeat TJ Dillashaw to win the bantamweight title and become a two division champion in only 32 seconds and has already succesfully defended the belt against Marlon Moraes.

Henry Cejudo is known for now calling himself “Triple C” due to the gold medal he won in the Pan American games in 2007 becoming the youngest american wrestling champion ever.