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Henry Cejudo offers his services to Dana White
Olympic medalist Henry Cejudo continues to put the entire UFC roster on notice. The former bantamweight and flyweight champion retired after beating Dominick Cruz in 2020 and has been teasing a return. Cejudo recently called out champions representing other countries (Brazil, Jamaica, Australia) in different divisions and told Dana White he can bring all these titles back to America.
Kenny Florian welcomes a son into his life
Professional Fighters League analyst Kenny Florian has a lot to celebrate, and not just the new job he has with the PFL. The former fighter announced on social media that his wife gave birth, while making a few dad jokes along the way.
Baby & momma are healthy and doing great! Feeling immense gratitude! As you can see below, he already has some cringeworthy mma tats. ---- I’ll be back on @AnikFlorianPod next week. In the meantime, watch the latest one with @Jon_Anik & @raylongomma -- https://t.co/UDBz43vZ7k pic.twitter.com/c6WXrS9rLd— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) May 18, 2021
Cody Garbrandt has a little fun
Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt is ready to return to action at UFC Vegas 27 this weekend. The 29-year-old faces Rob Font and is looking for his second win in a row. Before fight night, Garbrandt decided to have some fun with coach Danny Castillo.
Jessica Penne prepares for the next step
In her first fight since 2017, Jessica Penne beat Lupita Godinez back in April. Back and looking to get back into title contention, Penne is training as hard as she can. She posted an update from her camp on social media. Even with no fight announced yet, Penne will stand by just in case she is needed.
Aljamain Sterling heads back to training
After undergoing surgery to fix a nagging injury, UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling is looking to prove his doubters wrong. Sterling returned to heavy training this week, showing he is hitting pads again. "Funk Master" was training at Xtreme Couture MMA.
Khabib Nurmagomedov trains with his brother Usman
Although he has retired from action, Khabib Nurmagomedov has turned into the perfect coach. The former UFC lightweight champion is staying in the moment and had time to train with Usman, his brother. Usman, 23, is set to fight in late July, according to Khabib.
Israel Adesanya gives an update on Fau Vake
MMA fighter Fau Vake is in critical condition following an alleged assault in Aukland. Vake, who trains in the same gym as UFC champion Israel Adesanya, has been getting support from his teammate. Adesanya posted a video of Vake, saying he is still fighting and hopes everyone joins in on giving well wishes.
Fau is alive and still fighting!!!— Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) May 18, 2021
Please please pray for him -- pic.twitter.com/vIzzmqkeuI
Claressa Shields elevates training
Boxing champion Claressa Shields is gearing up for her MMA debut on June 10 for the Professional Fighters League. During her time training, Shields has worked with Holly Holm and Michelle Waterson. Recently, she posted that she is training with other fighters before her debut, including Arlene Blencowe.
Jacare Souza heads into surgery
After his arm snapped at the hands of Andre Muniz at UFC 262, Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza immediately went to the hospital. Souza underwent successful surgery, which will leave him out of action for about six months. Josuel Distak, Souza's coach, shared a video of Souza post-surgery, with the fighter smiling after everything was over.
Laura Sanko gets a new gig
UFC personality Larua Sanko will be adding a new opportunity to her busy schedule. Sanko will be the first brand ambassador for the Wimp 2 Warrior program, headed by coach John Kavanagh. That will not stop her from her duties with the UFC and the LFA.