Henry Cejudo has established himself as an early candidate for the coach of the yr award following Deiveson Figueiredo’s victory over Brandon Moreno at UFC 270. After dropping the flyweight title to Moreno by way of a rear-naked choke of their rematch again at UFC 263, ‘Deus Da Guerra’ began coaching with Cejudo to avenge the loss.
Heading into the battle, the Brazilian stated Cejudo helped him iron out his errors from the rematch with Moreno and taught him new methods that’d assist him recapture his misplaced throne. When Moreno and Figueiredo met at UFC 270, the Brazilian seemed like a special beast.
Following the Brazilian’s win, Cejudo took to social media to put declare to the coach of the yr award.
“You guys be sure that to expedite my coach of the yr Trophy. Sincerely the Quick Kings #golddiggers” Cejudo wrote on Instagram.
Figueiredo actually appeared to have picked up a number of issues from Cejudo. His stance was strikingly much like the one Cejudo used when he fought Dominick Cruz at UFC 249. The Brazilian was affected person in his strategy and extra exact in his hanging in comparison with the primary two fights with Moreno.
Figueiredo additionally hindered Moreno’s motion with the assistance of leg kicks and managed to knock him down thrice within the battle. Figueiredo was declared the winner on the finish of 5 rounds as he efficiently recaptured the flyweight title.
Apparently, former mild heavyweight champion Jon Jones has additionally been coaching with Cejudo and claimed that ‘Triple C’ helps him additional sharpen his wrestling abilities. It stays to be seen whether or not ‘Bones’ will profit from the collaboration with Cejudo as soon as he returns to the octagon for a stint within the heavyweight division.
Henry Cejudo needs to step out of retirement to battle for third UFC title
Henry Cejudo is focusing on a possible return to the octagon down the road. The retired fighter needs to compete once more, this time within the featherweight division in opposition to present champion Alexander Volkanovski. Cejudo is eager to battle the Australian in a bid to seize titles in three completely different weight lessons.
Whereas Cejudo needs to battle for the featherweight title upon his return, UFC president Dana White has seemingly quashed these plans. In keeping with him, Cejudo has been retired for some time now and should recapture the 135lbs title earlier than fascinated with switching weight lessons.
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