Henry Cejudo has been faraway from the UFC’s official bantamweight rankings.
Cejudo (16-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC) is not listed as “champion” atop the 135-pound rankings, in line with UFC.com. The change, which was made Sunday, comes within the wake of his UFC 249 post-fight retirement speech.
On Might 9, after he efficiently defended his bantamweight title for the primary time with a second-round TKO win over Dominick Cruz, Cejudo shocked the world by saying his sudden retirement on the microphone.
“I’m proud of my profession. I’ve accomplished sufficient within the sport. I wish to stroll away,” Cejudo stated. “I wish to get pleasure from myself. I’m 33 years previous – I’ve a lady now who’s watching again dwelling. I ultimately wish to begin a household. Since I used to be 11 years previous, I sacrificed my entire life to get the place I’m at at this time. I’m not going to let no one take that from me. So I’m retiring tonight. I’m 33 years previous. I’m proud of my profession. Uncle Dana (White), I wish to say thanks for every thing. You’re the person. … Thanks a lot, however ‘Triple C’s’ out. You guys don’t have to listen to my ass no extra.”
The announcement was so stunning, many questioned if it was merely a negotiating tactic or the newest quirky addition to Cejudo’s “King of Cringe” character. Alas, Cejudo doubled down on the post-fight press convention and affirmed UFC 249 was the tip of his aggressive MMA journey.
Nevertheless, in a current interview, Cejudo’s supervisor Ali Abdelaziz contradicted his shopper’s claims. Abelaziz stated he expects Cejudo to combat once more.
“Henry’s obtained all people on their knees proper now,” Abdelaziz stated. “I don’t assume he’s gonna retire. You’re gonna see him combat by this summer time. That is what I believe.”
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