Henry Cejudo formally is now not the UFC bantamweight champion, the group confirmed to a number of media retailers on Monday.
Cejudo (16-2) vacated the title after efficiently defending it towards Dominick Cruz within the co-main occasion of UFC 249 on Could 9. Cejudo, 33, introduced after the bout that he deliberate to retire from energetic competitors.
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“I’m pleased with my profession,” Cejudo mentioned on the time. “I’ve completed sufficient within the sport. I need to stroll away and luxuriate in myself. I’m 33 years outdated. I’ve a woman now, watching me from again dwelling. Since I used to be 11, I’ve sacrificed my life to get to the place I used to be tonight. I’m retiring tonight. Uncle Dana (White, UFC president), thanks. Everyone right here, thanks a lot.”
Cejudo’s declaration was presumed by some as a negotiating tactic for a bigger purse, nonetheless he appeared to place a halt to these talks on social media Monday.
“To all my coaches and followers it been a beautiful experience. Triple C is out,” Cejudo posted with the hashtag “retiredontop.”