Henry Cejudo is giving Khamzat Chimev some training tips.
Former two-division champion Henry Cejudo is planning a comeback to the UFC. Cejudo retired from the sport of MMA back in 2020 and has spent his time helping out other fighters in the gym. Cejudo wants to come back and fight for a bantamweight title against Aljamain Sterling and although the UFC seems on board with this matchup, the deal is not set just yet.
Since retiring Cejudo has kept busy within the sport. He has been seen training some of the very best in MMA out of his gym in Arizona and is now offering up some words of wisdom for another rising star, Khamzat Chimaev.
Henry Cejudo thinks he can help Khamzat Chimaev with his training
Cejudo took to his YouTube channel to discuss Chiamev’s training and weight-cutting issues. Chimaev missed weight for his last welterweight matchup against Nate Diaz and has since toyed with the idea of moving to middleweight, Cejudo approves this idea.
“I don’t think Khamzat knows how to train. I don’t know if he knows or not doesn’t know how to train, I just think he trains too much,” he said. “I think he needs to learn how to peak because if you train that much you miss weight, you’re cortisol is too high, you’re doing too much, your body will eventually start breaking. And, you know, it’s not so much that he’s fat, or he’s eating crazy, crazy stuff like, like KG and Triple C. It’s more the fact that he’s just overtraining.”
Although Chimaev wants to move back and forth between middleweight and welterweight, more recently he has been calling for a middleweight title shot against Alex Pereira. His next bout is not set, but the UFC has been discussing a possible matchup with Colby Covington.
“I think the perfect scenario for Khamzat Chimaev is at middleweight at 185 pounds, trust me man,” he said. “It got to a point that I wasn’t stopping anybody at flyweight. I stopped a couple of guys at flyweight but once I went to bantamweight I felt good. I started stopping everybody that crossed my path. So I think that’s exactly where Khamzat wants to go. Stay at middleweight, do it there and then see if you get on a really good diet. And if you’re able to make 170 pounds and make it healthy, that would be my preference if I was his coach.”
Cejudo has been training with Jon Jones, Zhang Weili, and Deiveson Figueiredo during his UFC hiatus. Chimaev has trained in several different places during his last few years with the UFC, perhaps a move to join Cejudo could be a good idea.