Deiveson Figueiredo Addresses Potential Matchups with Demetrious Johnson, Henry Cejudo

Deiveson Figueiredo left nothing to chance at UFC Fight Night 172. View full post on Recent News on

Deiveson Figueiredo angles for Demetrious Johnson, Henry Cejudo fights after UFC title win

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images ABU DHABI — UFC president Dana White wants Deiveson Figueiredo to defend his belt flyweight title at least twice now that the company finally has a new 125-pound king. But Figueiredo has different plans. Speaking to the media after an impressive one-round beatdown of Joseph Benavidez in […]

Alexander Volkanovski ‘Needs to Be Compensated’ for Potential Matchup with Henry Cejudo

Henry Cejudo recently claimed that a featherweight title shot against Alexander Volkanovski could

Coach Eric Albarracin: Henry Cejudo will only return Alexander Volkanovski legacy bout

It seems there’s only one thing that can bring Henry Cejudo back to MMA. Cejudo, the former UFC bantamweight and flyweight champion, retired in May after defending his 135-pound title against Dominick Cruz in the co-main event of UFC 249. The retirement caught many by surprise, as Cejudo was considered at the height of his star […]

UFC free fight: Joseph Benavidez edges Henry Cejudo in a back-and-forth battle

After numerous spats on the “Ultimate Fighter,” Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo got to settle their rivalry in the octagon. Benavidez (28-6 MMA, 15-4 UFC) faced Cejudo in the co-main event of the TUF 24 Finale in 2016, sharing the card with numerous flyweights that they coached during the season. Both fighters came out aggressively, with […]

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, June 9: Take a look at bantamweight, sans Henry Cejudo

Henry Cejudo insists his fighting days are done, and after giving him a little cooling off period, the newest edition of the USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie MMA rankings reflect his removal from the bantamweight division. “Triple C” may return at some point if he’s given an opportunity to compete for the UFC’s featherweight title, but […]

Henry Cejudo Says Title Bout vs. Alexander Volkanovski Could Lure Him out of Retirement

There’s only one fight that could really tempt Henry Cejudo to end his retirement from mixed martial arts. View full post on Recent News on

Henry Cejudo willing to return from retirement to seek third title against Alexander Volkanovski

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Henry Cejudo is content in retirement, but there’s one fight that would convince the former two-division UFC champion to make his return. Prior to his win over Dominick Cruz at UFC 249, Cejudo had hinted at another change in divisions while seeking a fight against featherweight king Alexander Volkanovski. Even before […]

Cory Sandhagen glad ‘annoying’ Henry Cejudo retired, not bothered by Jose Aldo vs. Petr Yan

Cory Sandhagen is enjoying how things are unfolding in his weight class. There’s been plenty going on in the UFC’s 135-pound division, as several legends have returned, notable names have dropped down in weight to test the waters, and high-profile bouts have been booked. But most significantly, champion Henry Cejudo retired from the sport and […]

Henry Cejudo wants to box Ryan Garcia, says talks for Saudi Arabia fight ongoing

Former UFC two-division champion Henry Cejudo apparently doesn’t plan on staying retired from all active competition. Cejudo, the former flyweight and bantamweight champion, announced his retirement from MMA last month following his second-round stoppage win over Dominick Cruz at UFC 249. Cejudo relinquished the 135-pound title and has been removed from the UFC rankings, but […]

Dana White confirms Henry Cejudo retired, Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo targeted for vacant bantamweight title

Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo could challenge Petr Yan for the bantamweight title left vacant by Henry Cejudo. UFC President Dana White announced the potential bout on Wednesday during an episode of ESPN’s Sports Center, adding there isn’t an immediate timeline or location for the title fight. A person […]

Cory Sandhagen: I think Henry Cejudo is retired ‘for the amount the UFC pays him now’

Cory Sandhagen definitely isn’t a fan of the “King of Cringe,” but he’s got a lot of respect for recently retired UFC champion Henry Cejudo. “Cejudo’s just such a good competitor,” Sandhagen told MMA Fighting. “He acts like an idiot online, but the guy knows how to fight. At the end of the day, that’s […]

Photos: Best of Henry Cejudo

Check out these photos highlighting UFC champ Henry Cejudo’s career through the years. View full post on MMA Junkie

Henry Cejudo issues statement after UFC removes champion status

Henry Cejudo is no longer the UFC bantamweight champion. Sunday, Cejudo (16-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC) was removed from the championship slot on the official UFC rankings. One day later, the Olympic gold medalist issued a statement on Twitter – his first as a former UFC champion. In the statement, Cejudo thanked UFC president Dana White, […]

Coach believes Henry Cejudo really is retired: ‘When he makes his mind up, it’s pretty much over’

Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting Just seconds after he finished arguably the greatest bantamweight champion in UFC history inside two rounds, Henry Cejudo made the shocking announcement that he was retiring. Taking out Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 was a huge accomplishment for Cejudo and it seemingly only set up him for even bigger fights moving […]

UFC removes Henry Cejudo from official bantamweight rankings

Henry Cejudo has been removed from the UFC’s official bantamweight rankings. Cejudo (16-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC) is no longer listed as “champion” atop the 135-pound rankings, according to The change, which was made Sunday, comes in the wake of his UFC 249 post-fight retirement speech. On May 9, after he successfully defended his bantamweight […]

The Weekly Grind: Henry Cejudo brings the cringe to Tyson Ranch

Instagram: @henry_cejudo What makes professional fighters so relatable? At first glance, probably nothing. But take away the gloves, gis, and bulging hematomas, and they’re actually not so different than the rest of us. These posts prove even the toughest fighters are only human after all. Here is the latest edition of “The Weekly Grind.” View […]

Video: Urijah Faber disagrees with Henry Cejudo vs. Dominick Cruz stoppage

JACKSONVILLE — Bantamweight Urijah Faber spoke with the media backstage at UFC on ESPN 8. “The California Kid” revealed the process of getting to the event’s weigh-ins to potentially replace teammate Song Yadong against Marlon Vera, thoughts on Henry Cejudo’s win over former foe Dominick Cruz at UFC 249, where the bantamweight division goes from […]

Morning Report: Ryan Garcia looks to enlist Tom Brady’s help to make boxing match with Henry Cejudo

Henry Cejudo | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Henry Cejudo may be retired from MMA, but his opportunities in other combat sports are only just beginning. Last weekend, Cejudo became only the second fighter in history to ever successfully defend a title in two different weight classes in the UFC when he stopped Dominick Cruz in […]

Jon Jones and Henry Cejudo seem to understand the situation. Do other UFC stars?

The UFC’s top-tier talent seems to be awakening to the idea that the promotion’s parent company might need them every bit as much as they need the UFC right about now. One of the running subplots in the UFC’s mad dash to become the first sport back up and running during the coronavirus pandemic is […]

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