CEJUDO ON THE SIDELINES FOR REMAINDER OF YEAR

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The UFC Flyweight and Bantamweight Champion, Henry Cejudo (15 - 2), will have to wait for his next big fight.

Cejudo has undergone surgery to repair the torn subscapularis muscle in his shoulder, which will have “The Messenger” on the sidelines for up to six months. This injury has effectively ended his 2019 season.

Cejudo reportedly suffered the injury to the rotator cuff of his shoulder during the first round of his title winning bout with Marlon Moraes (22 - 6 - 1) at UFC 238. The 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist is riding a five-fight win streak and following his Bantamweight Title win, called out many big names in the Bantamweight Division.

Cejudo, 32, has even stated that he would consider moving up once more to Featherweight in order to make an attempt at being the first champion to hold not one, not two, but three belts simultaneously.

Needless to say, fans are excited to see who he will defend his titles against next, and the announcement of his extended recovery has put a bit of a damper on an otherwise speeding hype train.

We wish you a speedy recover, champ-champ.

Author: Bailey Silveira