Former two divisional UFC champion, Henry Cejudo, took to his Instagram to retire from blended martial arts. The Olympian had a adorned newbie freestyle wrestling profession earlier than transitioning into MMA. He introduced that he was to retire post-fight after his first title protection of the bantamweight belt in opposition to Dominick Cruz at UFC 249.
Up to now, retirements in MMA didn’t final lengthy. Nevertheless, the newest assertion introduced by the self-proclaimed ‘King of Cringe’ reveals that his determination is primed to play out.
Followers initially obtained the information with blended reactions. A number of rumors indicated that Cejudo had a number of contract negotiations with the UFC. Nevertheless, in gentle of his most up-to-date feedback, these speculations have been fairly understandably put to relaxation.
Henry ‘Triple C’ Cejudo makes it official
In a crisply worded assertion following the information, Cejudo expressed his gratitude in direction of firm president Dana White and the UFC brass. “Thanks for taking an opportunity on the sports activities folks thought would by no means make it. To all my coaches and followers it has been an exquisite trip. Triple C is out.”
Cejudo, a prime contender from the preliminary years of his UFC tenure, had his breakout efficiency after avenging his first profession loss in opposition to legendary flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson. He then finally captured his second simultaneous title with the group. This made him a prime draw and a extremely marketable entity.
Henry Cejudo walked away in a way uncharacteristic to his persona over the previous couple of years. Talking on the UFC 249 post-fight press convention, Cejudo expressed contentment for his accomplishments and optimistically appeared in direction of beginning a brand new part in his private life and profession exterior the Octagon.
Solely time will inform whether or not the intensely aggressive Cejudo will return. However till then, his legacy contains being the one 2nd two divisional champion to defend belts in each weight courses. Coupled with this, his extremely touted profession victories have ensured that Triple C is leaving an indomitable legacy behind.
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