Is Henry Cejudo actually retiring? Listening to the previous UFC double champ and Olympic gold medalist discuss after his win over Dominick Cruz at UFC 249, it appears like he’s fairly rattling achieved. He laid out his case for hanging up the gloves convincingly, describing a aggressive way of life that dominated his life since he was 4 years previous. As he will get older and appears to construct a household, he mentioned funelling that spirit into his private life … and actual property, which he figured is a a lot safer guess than face punching for future monetary stability.
However now his supervisor Ali Abdelaziz is throwing all that reasoning into query. Not solely does he assume Cejudo will return, he thinks it’ll occur earlier than the top of the summer time.
“I believe Dana is true: I believe Henry’s been speaking about retirement,” he informed TMZ Sports activities. “Do I believe Henry’s gonna retire? Completely not. I don’t assume Henry’s gonna retire.”
So far as Ali is anxious, it’s all only a query of cash. Henry is ready now to lastly money in on all his earlier laborious work within the UFC. Arduous work that up till this level hasn’t been paying out financially. However Abdelaziz is assured (as common) that he could make a take care of the UFC that works for everybody.
“These guys, they’re of their prime. Henry’s gonna be coming now into his prime,” Abdelaziz argued. “The way you gonna retire in your prime, and the pay-per-view [UFC 249] did so properly, and also you’ve gotta make some cash? May issues be modified a bit bit? Sure, in fact. However on the finish of the day, that is between us. It’s between me and Henry and the UFC. I don’t assume the media ought to find out about these items, as a result of individuals’s egos get massive.”
“Henry’s acquired everyone on their knees proper now,” Abdelaziz concluded. “I don’t assume he’s gonna retire. You’re gonna see him struggle by this summer time. That is what I believe.”
We don’t doubt Cejudo would return for the appropriate provide, however it definitely doesn’t sound just like the UFC is able to make it. What do YOU assume, Maniacs?