Pedro Munhoz doesn’t suppose the battle recreation will get one other run of “Triple C.”
Munhoz, a UFC bantamweight contender, doubts former 135-pound champion Henry Cejudo will return to MMA after having abruptly retired final month. Cejudo vacated his belt and walked away from the game after defending his title towards Dominick Cruz within the co-main occasion of UFC 249.
Cejudo, 33, retired from the game to give attention to his private life, however he additionally talked about his need to be higher compensated as an element into his resolution. Cejudo left the game because the final particular person to carry each the UFC flyweight and bantamweight titles. He defeated Cruz, Marlon Moraes, T..J. Dillashaw, and Demetrious Johnson in his final 4 fights.
Munhoz (18-Four MMA, 8-Four UFC) thinks Cejudo made the fitting name to go away the game on high.
“I don’t suppose he’s coming again,” Munhoz informed MMA Junkie. “He decided, you already know, and in the event you’re capable of retire with two belts – flyweight and bantamweight – it was positively an enormous accomplishment in addition to being an Olympic world champion.
“So to every his personal, however I believe he made the fitting resolution to retire with two titles, champion in two divisions, plus all of the title and being an Olympic champion. I believe he made the fitting resolution, however now it’s our time to battle and see who fights for the title.”
Munhoz believes Cejudo’s absence will sit nicely within the 135-pound division, particularly for the fighters climbing up the rankings.
“Certainly,” Munhoz stated. “I might’ve been mad if I might’ve received my final battle, as a result of I’d be in Aljamain’s spot proper now – going to battle for the title or not, yet one more battle. So I believe for these guys it’s type of unfair within the state of affairs that (Cejudo) wished to get the larger names.
“I believe proper now, with the truth that he retired, issues opened up though I believe a few of the stuff was not truthful concerning the (vacant) title battle. I nonetheless consider that the fitting battle to do was Petr (Yan) and Aljamain (Sterling), so we’re going to see what’s going to occur.”
The vacant belt is up for grabs in a bout between former featherweight champ Jose Aldo and Petr Yan on July 11 at UFC 251 in Abu Dhabi. Munhoz may even compete on that card, welcoming ex-lightweight champ Frankie Edgar to the 135-pound division.