Final Preventing Championship (UFC) President Dana White likes to take issues at face worth, so so far as he’s involved, each Henry Cejudo and Conor McGregor are retired from blended martial arts (MMA) and gained’t be included in future matchmaker conferences.
Cejudo claims he’s executed competing at each flyweight and bantamweight, the place he captured (and defended) a pair of UFC titles, however just lately left the door open for a possible return if the promotion is prepared to guide him towards featherweight kingpin Alexander Volkanovski.
“He’s retired,” White mentioned on the UFC on ESPN 11 press convention. “I simply did one other interview the place persons are asking me about different retired guys. These guys are retired. I’m not even desirous about any of these guys. They’re retired. There are such a lot of youngsters proper now which are right here, that wish to battle. These are the folks that I’m targeted on.”
Whereas White could also be prepared to half with “Triple C,” certainly he can be desirous about McGregor, who like Cejudo held championship titles in two separate weight lessons. In spite of everything, “Infamous” holds the report for UFC pay-per-view (PPV) buys and registers an almost $20 million dwell gate.
“No,” White mentioned about contacting the Irish slugger (through ESPN). “Conor McGregor is retired. I don’t chase guys that don’t wish to battle. I don’t chase guys. We provide guys three fights a yr. You get three fights a yr, in the event you don’t wish to battle, I’ve acquired a roster full of people that wish to battle.”
Cejudo, 33, walked away from fight sports activities after ending former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz at UFC 249. The 31 year-old McGregor, in the meantime, was final seen at UFC 246 again in January, the place he smashed veteran “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone.
So I suppose this implies we must also say goodbye to Jon Jones?!?