Henry Cejudo seems unsure about Islam Makhachev beating Brazillian champ Charles Oliveira.
He believes Makhachev’s takedowns are excellent but doubts his grappling against champion Charles Oliviera.
Speaking to MMA reporter Helen Yee, Cejudo expressed his thoughts on a potential future fight between Islam Makhachev and Charles Oliveira.
“Charles ‘Do Bronx’, he’s a big 55’er, too. Huge. And the way he’s been able to time his wrestling. And I don’t know if Islam’s grappling is as good as his takedowns. Maybe, but I don’t know if his grappling is as good as Charles ‘Do Bronx’, it’s up in the air for me. Again, they’re both my friends, but let the best man win.”Henry Cejudo
Islam Makhachev is currently scheduled to fight Beneil Dariush potentially for the number one contender spot.
Cejudo also expressed his thoughts on this matchup. He said,
“Yeah, I think that’s a tougher matchup. Well, not really. No, I think Islam is too strong. I think he’s too young. I think he comes from a great school.” Said Cejudo.
“You know, being part of the whole Khabib era, like, this is going to be good. The biggest threat for all those dudes, though – even though I do feel like I tend to change my team – but it’s Charles ‘Do Bronx.”