CHICAGO — UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo is brimming with confidence as he speaks with Sporting News ahead of his vacant bantamweight title clash with Marlon Moraes in the main event of Saturday’s UFC 238 at the United Center. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year “Marlon is tough,” Cejudo said. “He’s the toughest competitor other than myself at bantamweight. I really do believe that. I do believe he’s the toughest and a dangerous fighter. But that’s also the reason why I want to knock the block off of his head because I respect him. I respected DJ, and I respected T.J. It’s another legend I want to take out. I want to snatch their dreams from them.”I know he’s going to bring his ‘A’ game,” Cejudo continued. “He comes from a great camp and training partners. He’s a guy on a mission. He’s out to hunt me. He’s a killer, but little does he know, so am I.”This is about legacy and the history behind it. There’s been plenty of UFC champions, but there’s only been one Olympic and UFC champion and soon to be double UFC champ. And you can take that to the bank.” And the 32-year-old has every reason to feel that way. Back in August at UFC 227, Cejudo ended the historic title reign of the man who many pundits feel is the greatest fighter of all time, Demetrious Johnson. Then in January, Cejudo blasted T.J. Dillashaw with a 32-second TKO. Those accomplishments coupled with his 2008 Olympic gold medal in wrestling (the only fighter in UFC history win Olympic gold) makes Cejudo feel like he’s already on a mountain all by himself.”I’m not saying I’m the best fighter. I’m not saying the best wrestler. I’m saying the greatest combat sports athlete of all time,” Cejudo said. “Not Jon Jones. Not [Daniel] Cormier. None of these guys can go back in time and win the Olympics and do it. I’ve done both. Give me my credit. Now, I look for the legacy. I look for the history. It’s not me being just another UFC champion with a belt. No. I want people to say, ‘There’s something special about this kid. His credentials are second to none in the UFC.’ “I can go on and on and talk about myself,” he continued. “As they say, ‘Closed mouth don’t get fed.’ If I don’t talk about it, they’re going to step on me too. I’m not going to allow that anymore. There’s no more humble being. There’s no more ‘Humble Henry.’ I’m humble, but I’m just being more vocal about it.”Seemingly nobody gave Cejudo (14-2) a chance to dethrone Johnson 10 months ago because of the way Johnson violently finished him in the first round at UFC 198. Cejudo was also the underdog heading into the fight with Dillashaw. Heading into this UFC 238 fight, Moraes is the favorite and Cejudo relishes the opportunity to prove people wrong one more time to show he’s the GOAT. “It’s beautiful,” Cejudo said. “I was down in every match. I still went out there and became the youngest in history ever to win an Olympic gold medal. It was the same thing with Demetrious. He had knocked me out in two minutes and 36 seconds and then having to wait two and a half years to eventually get my rematch to avenge it against the greatest of all time. Next fight, I’m fighting T.J. Dillashaw, the greatest bantamweight of all time with the flyweight division on the line. T.J. wasn’t playing fair and I still knocked him out in 32 seconds.”Marlon Moraes is another tough opponent, and I’m the underdog again,” he added. “What I’m trying to say is that I strive under these circumstances.”More: UFC 238: Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes fight date, time, PPV price, live stream, full cardThat being said, Moraes (22-5-1) is on perhaps the best run in the sport. He’s gone 17-1 in his last 18 fights with 11 wins via stoppage and the sole defeat coming against Raphael Assuncao by split decision in June 2017 in a bout that could have gone either way.Cejudo knows what Moraes brings to the Octagon.