Daniel Cormier Thinks Henry Cejudo Should Go Back To Retirement

Daniel Cormier thinks there are two options for Henry Cejudo, be the best in the world or go back into retirement.

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Credit Daniel Cormier and Henry Cejudo on Instagram

Daniel Cormier expected Henry Cejudo to return to retirement following his loss to Aljamain Sterling.

UFC 288 saw the return of former dual champion Henry Cejudo. For many years he was the king of the UFC flyweight and bantamweight divisions. As a former Olympic gold medalist he came to the UFC with all eyes on him. He continues to show off his high-level wrestling and elite striking to become known as one of the best the UFC has ever seen. However after three years off he tried to regain his lost titles and fell just short.

Cejudo returned from a three-year absence to take on champion Aljamain Sterling in the main event of UFC 288. Both fought a hard, tough battle but in the end, Sterling was named the winner by split decision. People looking on including UFC analyst Daniel Cormier believed that perhaps Cejudo would return to retirement following the loss, but now it seems like he will not be cast out so easily. 

Daniel Cormier thinks it is either be the best or retire for Henry Cejudo

Since leaving his fighting days behind him Daniel Cormier has become one of the biggest names among the MMA analysts and commentators. He believes that Cejudo should retire now that he has lost his title shot to Sterling. He believes in Cejudo thrives on being the best, and now that he is not that perhaps it is time to walk away. He spoke about this on his YouTube channel.

“I was of the belief that he was going to walk away and I honestly felt like he should because I know Henry Cejudo,” he said.”And I know being the best in the world is essentially all that’s ever going to matter to him because it’s all he’s ever been. From high school wrestling to international wrestling. He was always very close to being the best in the world or the best in the world… Losing to Aljo told us last weekend that he’s not quite the best right now because of our Aljamain Sterling. Although he’s still very very close to the top. I thought he would walk away because I think being the man is always gonna be what motivates Henry. Now you mentioned Merab Dvalishvili.”

During his time in retirement, Cejudo remained in the gym. He has been training some of the best fighters that the UFC has including Jon Jones, Deiveson Figueiredo, and Zhang Weili. Cejudo seems determined to return to the cage and continue his quest for his lost title, perhaps as Cormier suggests Sterling‘s training partner and friend Merab Dvalishvili could be the next best option.

Published on May 11, 2023 at 9:57 am
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