Henry Cejudo proved why he's one of the best fighters in the world at UFC 249, defending his UFC Batamweight Title against Dominick Cruz.
Cejudo stopped Cruz late in the second round, dropping him with a knee coming in and following up with unanswered strikes on the ground. Cruz protested the stoppage, feeling as he was trying to get up, but the referee's decision is final. Following the bout, Cejudo announced his retirement from MMA.
Here's how fighters reacted to the fight and Cejudo's decision to retire.
Somebody’s looking for that new contract, no way he’s retiring— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 10, 2020
Why don’t I believe Henry?— Anthony Smith (@lionheartasmith) May 10, 2020
The best contract negotiation ever --— michael (@bisping) May 10, 2020
Bad stoppage. ----— Lando Vannata (@GroovyLando) May 10, 2020
Man @HenryCejudo is on simply an amazing run right now. Congrats.— michael (@bisping) May 10, 2020
Add another goat to the list hate him or love him cejudo is a beast #ufc249— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) May 10, 2020
Honestly, what do you expect when a guy has 4 years OFF, when the talent pool is constantly growing and improving their skills by actively fighting the best in the world?! Cruz is the GOAT at Bantamweight, but time has passed him by.— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) May 10, 2020
Hey, you don’t gotta agree with me. #UFC249
Early stoppage, gotta let that fight go into the 3rd round Cruz was hurt but not out— Curtis Blaydes (@RazorBlaydes265) May 10, 2020
Smart decision to runaway from fighting me @HenryCejudo— Petr “No Mercy” Yan (@PetrYanUFC) May 10, 2020
Terrible stoppage. Wtf. #ufc249— Cody Stamann (@CodyStamann) May 10, 2020
Stopped at 4:58 --— Randa Markos (@randamma) May 10, 2020
Triple C , the King of Cringe lives on! #UFC249— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) May 10, 2020
Legendary @HenryCejudo my congratulations. You are the beast.— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) May 10, 2020
Does anyone believe Cejudo???— Terrion Flash Ware (@flashmma) May 10, 2020
Wow. --. Massive respect CCC #UFC249— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) May 10, 2020
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