Valentina Shevchenko responds to Henry Cejudo's callout: 'Be careful what you wish'

UFC champion Valentina Shevchenko isn’t about to let “Triple C” Henry Cejudo take her gold.

Speaking to ESPN on “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show,” women’s flyweight champion Shevchenko (18-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC) laughed at flyweight and bantamweight champion Cejudo’s callout and even issued a warning.

“Sure I saw it, and you know I can say, ‘Be careful what you wish,’ because he’s all gold hunter, but I can make it happen that he will lose all his gold forever,”  Shevchenko said.

Shevchenko is coming off a unanimous decision win over Liz Carmouche this past weekend at UFC on ESPN+ 14 in Uruguay, avenging her loss to “Girl-Rilla” in 2010, and recording her second title defense in the process.

When asked if she thought Cejudo was serious, Shevchenko smiled but said she would fight him.

Yup the “Bullet” isn’t scared of anyone.

“I don’t know, he’s very insistent on this, but I say be careful what you wish,” Shevchenko said. “I’m not afraid of anything. I said after my fight, everyone inside the octagon.”

It’s all tongue-in-cheek as Cejudo’s cringe callout drew a laugh out of the flyweight champion. At least he could have congratulated her, right?

“First when I saw it, I laughed about it,” Shevchenko said. “Of course it was funny to hear this thing, and yeah, I was expecting some kind of congratulations or whatever.”

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