Henry Cejudo On Training Demetrious Johnson: ‘I Was Able To Help Him Take His Game To A Whole Other Level’

Henry Cejudo is happy to have played a huge role in his former rival's progress.

Henry Cejudo On Demetrious Johnson
Henry Cejudo On Demetrious Johnson - Image via @HenryCejudo Youtube
  • Henry Cejudo has been training with Demetrious Johnson in Arizona for weeks now
  • “Triple C” is confident about being able to make “Mighty Mouse” a more well-rounded fighter

While edging closer to his talked-about potential MMA return, Henry Cejudo has been at Fight Ready in Arizona, training with his ex-rival and fellow former UFC champion Demetrious Johnson.

Cejudo has delighted the fans with updates and clips of their training sessions and has declared that as early as now, he had already helped “Mighty Mouse” become an even better fighter.

From foes to pals

Johnson is currently gearing up for a second title shot against reigning ONE Championship flyweight king Adriano Moraes at ONE 161 next month. To intensify his preparation, “Mighty Mouse” figured he’ll take a few leaves from the book of Cejudo, the fighter he fought twice in a championship bout in the UFC.

Thus far, all seems well as “Triple C” is proud to have taken Johnson’s game to “a whole other level.”

“Training with Mighty Mouse for a couple weeks was an honor,” Cejudo tweeted. “He’s already the most technical fighter in MMA history, but I’m happy I was able to help him take his game to a whole other level.”

The feeling is mutual

Johnson, on the other hand, was also pleased to be working with Cejudo. According to the former longtime UFC flyweight champ, he has seen more of “Triple C” in the weeks they’ve trained together than when they share the octagon for “25 minutes” in the past.

“Training at Fight Ready has been dope,” Johnson said in the video. “The biggest thing I took away from Henry was to see how good he really is. We’ve fought twice, 1-1, but sometimes when you compete against each other you don’t really get to see how good somebody really is because you’re only sharing 25 minutes.”

“To be able to spend two weeks here in Arizona with him, we train two hours a day,” he added. “Going through simulation, going through his mindset and his style of preparation and when he’s getting ready for an opponent, how he approaches the fight, I’m very grateful he was able to share his knowledge with me.”

While everything seems to be going well, we’ll get to see the byproduct of the Cejudo-Johnson team-up when “Mighty Mouse” finally takes on Moraes next month.

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