Henry Cejudo hilariously exposed for beating 12-year-old David Benavidez

Henry Cejudo talks about fighting a young David Benavidez on his podcast.

Henry Cejudo hilariously exposed for beating 12-year-old David Benavidez

Henry Cejudo and David Benavidez's sparring story (Image via Imago)

Olympic gold medalist and former UFC double champion Henry Cejudo is proud of his Mexican heritage and American upbringing. ‘The Mexican Monster’ David Benavidez remains the most promising boxer on the cusp of superstardom. Recently, new information came to light about the duo’s relationship.

David Benavidez sat down for a conversation with Henry Cejudo and Kamaru Usman on the Pound 4 Pound podcast. During their discussion, Cejudo brought up their sparring story when he was called out to provide the specifics. As such, Cejudo revealed sparring with Benavidez when he was a minor.

I've known David, we used to spar by the way back when he was 12.  The youngest super middleweight of all time. Yeah! we used to spar... I think he was eleven, about to turn twelve.
Henry Cejudo via Pound 4 Pound podcast

Benavidez and Cejudo share a mutually respectful friendship that goes back years. Tracking this story back in time, Benavidez was twelve years old in 2008. This was around the same time Triple C became the youngest American Olympic gold medalist in wrestling history at the time.

Henry Cejudo has been involved with the young champion for a while now. On the podcast, Benavidez talked about his journey to becoming the champion he is today. In the past, ‘Triple C’ has spoken highly of ‘The Mexican Monster’ as he was in the gym with the Benavidez family from the very start.

Cejudo, Benavidez, and Usman went on to talk about other aspects, such as the super fight against Canelo Alvarez, childhood, family, and interest in MMA. In recent times, Cejudo and Usman’s podcast has attracted interest due to their detailed coverage of combat sports.

Henry Cejudo talks about Sean Strickland vs. Paulo Costa

Sean Strickland and Paulo Costa clashed in the UFC 302 co-main event. The fight did not go as many expected. It went the distance and Strickland won the fight via split decision. Even Strickland apologized for a “boring fight” at the post-fight interview.

Henry Cejudo on Sean Strickland vs Paulo Costa
Henry Cejudo on Sean Strickland vs Paulo Costa (Image via Imago)

Henry Cejudo talked about this with Kamaru Usman on their podcast. He pointed out how both fighters were too friendly with each other.

This fight disappointed a lot of people. They were just too friendly, man. There's too much respect in there, Kamaru. Inside the cage, nobody wanted to necessarily lose to each other because they're both trolls, that the fight just ended up... the fight was a snoozefest, Kamaru. I don't know how else to say it.
Henry Cejudo via Pound 4 Pound podcast

Strickland does not have the reputation of being a fighter who puts on the most interesting fights. Nonetheless, UFC 302 impacted the career of both fighters. Strickland is likely in the talks for a potential title fight again. Meanwhile, Paulo Costa has dropped down the rankings to #8, marking his second decision loss this year.

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