Sean O'Malley
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UFC bantamweight prospect Sean O’Malley shared his idea as to why former champion Henry Cejudo just lately retired after UFC 249.

Cejudo shocked the MMA neighborhood when he vacated the UFC bantamweight title following a TKO win over Dominick Cruz at UFC 249. Cejudo was arguably the highest pound-for-pound fighter within the sport and so him hanging up his gloves shocked many followers, media, and fighters. O’Malley, nonetheless, was not shocked.

Chatting with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto following UFC 249, O’Malley gave his idea as to why Cejudo determined to step away from the game.

“I feel I’ve the explanation that he retired. I don’t know that for positive, however that’s simply what I heard,” O’Malley mentioned.

“I really feel like I’m a nasty matchup for anybody within the division. I’m virtually six-feet tall and I’m fairly skinny however I’m lengthy. I used to be in all probability 150-something within the cage. I’m quick, I’m sturdy, I’m high-level all over the place. I don’t know if I’m disillusioned that he retired. I don’t know if I’m on prime, in my peak, I don’t know if I might retire. I virtually really feel like I’d quite lose than simply retire then say, ‘I’m in the perfect on this planet, I’m executed.’ I don’t know, who is aware of. I feel he’ll be again. I feel he simply discovered his first girlfriend and he’s simply form of, he doesn’t know what to do. As a result of should you’ve by no means had a girlfriend earlier than after which you may have one and also you’re like 30-something, I don’t know, they like, take over.”

It’s definitely an attention-grabbing idea posed right here by O’Malley, and if Cejudo sees these feedback, it is going to be intriguing to see how he responds to O’Malley after he introduced up his girlfriend as a possible motive for his retirement.

Do you suppose Sean O’Malley has the proper idea as to why Henry Cejudo retired?