An injury to former champion Max Holloway has thrown UFC 272 into uncertainty, but former champion Henry Cejudo is offering to save the day.
According to ESPN, Holloway aggravated a previous injury and is out. The UFC has not yet confirmed Holloway’s injury or possible replacement, but that isn’t stopping Cejudo from offering his services.
— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) January 7, 2022
Volkanovski (23-1-0), 33, is coming off an impressive victory over Brian Ortega at UFC 266 last September. Holloway will be his third title defence. He is No. 2 on the UFC’s P4P list.
Cejudo (16-2-0), 34, previously became one of only four UFC champ-champs when he won the flyweight and bantamweight belts back in 2019. He is also the only fighter to win an Olympic gold medal and a UFC title.
We’ll have to wait and see how this plays out.
UFC 272 is scheduled for Mar. 5 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Other scheduled bouts include:
(C) ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI (23-1-0) VS. ?
(C) ALJAMAIN STERLING (20-3-0) VS. PETR YAN (16-2-0)
#3 MARINA RODRIGUEZ (15-1-2) VS. #4 YAN XIAONAN (13-2-0, 1NC)
JALIN TURNER (11-5-0) VS. JAMIE MULLARKEY (14-4-0)
EDSON BARBOZA (22-10-0) VS. BRYCE MITCHELL (14-0-0)
#9 JESSICA EYE (15-10-0) VS. #14 MANON FIOROT (8-1-0)
MARIYA AGAPOVA (10-2-0) VS. MARYNA MOROZ (10-3-0)
TIM ELLIOTT (17-12-1) VS. TAGIR ULANBEKOV (14-1-0)
MICHEL OLEKSIEJCZUK (16-4-0, 1NC) VS. DUSTIN JACOBY (16-5-1)
More bouts are expected to be announced.