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- Dec 31, 2014
“I want to leave on top. I did it in wrestling, and now I want to do it in the sport of MMA. I want to remain king forever.”
Those are the words of Henry Cejudo, who wants to be one of the few combat sports athletes to retire on a high note.
Following his TKO win over Dominick Cruz in the UFC 249 co-main event, Cejudo made the surprise announcement that he’s retiring from the sport. In the post-fight press conference, Dana White later said that Petr Yan and an opponent TBD could fight for the vacant belt next.
As for Cejudo he did leave the door slightly ajar for a return.
“[Dana White] knows the number, but let all these other…
Henry Cejudo on retirement decision: ‘I really do want to walk away,’ but ‘money talks’