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Sean O’Malley’s UFC 279 showdown with Pedro Munhoz didn’t go the way he — or anyone — was expecting but the popular UFC bantamweight appears to be moving on.

An accidental eyepoke delivered by O’Malley to Munhoz ended the fight in the second round, with the referee subsequently declaring the fight to be a ‘no contest’ — but despite two of the three judges awarding the first round to Munhoz, O’Malley doesn’t seem overly-concerned with running it back and is instead training his crosshairs on the returning Henry Cejudo.

Writing on Twitter, O’Malley challenged ‘fat ass’ Henry Cejudo to a fight on September 10 at a yet-to-confirmed show — but Cejudo responded, saying that his obligations to USADA will not be complete until October. UFC fighters coming out of retirement are required to submit six months of clean drug tests before being eligible to fight.

“Lol Ronald Methdonald got his feeling hurt,” wrote Cejudo. “He doesn’t want to die! I’m Eligible in October per USDA. Plus I have to lose some of this Mexican fat. Ps make sure the Virgin boyz are in front row to witness the assassination. I love [pay-per-view] points.”

Cejudo, the former UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion, is expected to fight for the first time since 2020 later this year after confirming that he was coming out of retirement. The  Olympic gold medallist retired from the sport shortly after a 135-pound title defence against Dominick Cruz.