Dan Hardy rates Henry Cejudo as the greatest champ-champ in UFC history
When Conor McGregor became the first simultaneous two-weight champion at UFC 205, little did he know that others would follow suit.
McGregor added the lightweight title to his featherweight collection when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez back in 2016. Daniel Cormier would become the second to accomplish the feat when he knocked out Stipe Miocic to reign as the light heavyweight and heavyweight champion.
Women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes would be next in line as she knocked out Cris Cyborg to become the featherweight champion at UFC 232 last year. Finally, Henry Cejudo became the latest and most current two-weight champion when he knocked out Marlon Moraes to not only hold the flyweight title, but also the vacant bantamweight crown.
So which champ-champ reigns as the greatest fighter in UFC history? Dan Hardy believes it’s Henry Cejudo purely because of who he beat to do it.
“I’m going to upset people with this. I’m going to have to go with Henry Cejudo,” he told Brett Okamoto recently. “I know, I know, a lot of people are going to be annoyed about that. My argument is winning the first [flyweight] title against Demetrious Johnson was very impressive.
“And then obviously his second one [against Moraes] was a big challenge as well. So I feel like he’s had the two toughest tests. I think his competition level for the championship belts has been higher than anybody else so Henry Cejudo is my pick.”
Add in the fact that Cejudo also defended his flyweight title against then bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw in between those title wins, and it’s hard to argue against “The Messenger” for having some of the toughest fights in recent memory and coming out on top in all of them.