The former UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo is set to re-enter the USADA testing pool ahead of a potential return to the Octagon — this and much more on Monday's social media roundup.
Henry Cejudo to re-enter the USADA testing pool
After constant talk of a return since his retirement from the sport back in 2020, former two division UFC champion Henry Cejudo is finally set to re-enter the USADA testing pool which would allow him to make a return to the Octagon.
Cejudo shockingly announced his retirement from MMA after he finished Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 to retain his UFC bantamweight title.
Many fans would've thought that after beating such a legend like Dominick Cruz, Cejudo's work in the UFC was far from done and he would go on to defend his title many more times in the future, however, Cejudo said in his post fight interview that desires to start a family as well as himself feeling like he had accomplished everything he set out to do in his career was why he was retiring.
It was announced this morning by Cejudo's manager Ali Abdelaziz that Cejudo will return to the USADA testing pool. Rules state that a fighter must be tested for six months in the pool before they can return to competition.
After two years of retirement, Henry Cejudo will re-enter the USADA drug-testing pool Monday, his manager Ali Abdelaziz told @marc_raimondi.— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) April 11, 2022
Per the UFC's anti-doping policy, fighters re-entering the pool are typically tested for six months before being eligible to compete. pic.twitter.com/L0X1UXBRaD
During his brief retirement, Cejudo has called out many fighters including Petr Yan, Aljamain Sterling, Alexander Volkanovski and even Conor McGregor.
Who would you like to see Cejudo fight when he returns?
It's Fight Week!
It is Fight Week once again, this weekend a big welterweight main event will take place between Vicente Luque and Belal Muhammad.
A big time rematch in the welterweight top 5 ----@VicenteLuqueMMA vs @BullyB170 goes down THIS WEEKEND!— UFC (@ufc) April 11, 2022
[ #UFCVegas51 Saturday LIVE on @ESPN ] pic.twitter.com/Cr7rg5DJHf
Floyd Mayweather still silky smooth on the pads
Floyd Mayweather has continued to train despite being retired from professional boxing.
Mayweather has had multiple exhibition bouts and is rumoured to have more in the future.
Check out this new video of Mayweather hitting the pads recently.
45-year-old @FloydMayweather is keeping the hands ready --— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) April 8, 2022
(via @gt_the_great) pic.twitter.com/tJlzv0wIpb
Is this the most well timed piece of commentary ever?
During the peak GSP era in the UFC, there weren't a lot of fighters who were as good or as exciting as Johnny Hendricks.
Hendricks possessed fantastic wrestling and dynamite power in his hands.
In one of his fights on his win streak in the lead up to fight GSP, Hendricks produced an incredible knock out win over Jon Fitch. However, the KO itself might not have been the best part of the fight, it was probbaly Mike Goldberg's impeccably timed commentary.
This has gotta be the best timing on commentary ever pic.twitter.com/RcQgYJUYJ7— ---------- ---- (@LyricSMMA) April 9, 2022
Aljamain Sterling issues apology forms to his haters
After proving a lot of people wrong on Saturday night after his decision win over Petr Yan, Aljamain Sterling has issued apology forms to his haters.
I’m going to need y’all to fill this out and hand it in to me by the end of the work day --— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) April 10, 2022
•#UFC273 #AndStill #TheWeeklyScraps pic.twitter.com/DalnSPF88Q
Sterling took a lot of hate and criticism in the lead up to the fight but surely proved them people wrong in his win on Saturday night which proved that he is the legitimate bantamweight champion.
Dana White speaks about the recent incident between Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington
Several weeks ago, an incident occurred in Miami where Jorge Masvidal attacked Colby Covington.
Masvidal was later arrested and charged by the police but up to now he has avoided a jail sentence.
The UFC president Dana White has finally given his opinions on the incident between the two UFC welterweights.
Dana White breaks his silence on the Masvidal vs. Covington incident --— MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) April 9, 2022
Full story: https://t.co/cycCqDIwi7 pic.twitter.com/w6zoQalUNK
On this day in 2009...
On this day in 2009 Nick Diaz made his debut in Strikeforce and knocked out Frank Shamrock in what would be his last fight.
Apr11.2009— MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) April 11, 2022
13 years ago today,
25 year old Nick Diaz made his Strikeforce debut & finished Frank Shamrock. pic.twitter.com/vaHTm1lXPC
Alex 'Cowboy' Oliveira parts ways with the UFC
Alex 'Cowboy' Oliveira has officially parted ways with the UFC after competing in the final fight on his current UFC contract.
Oliveira competed in the UFC 22 times and was always an entertaining fighter to watch.
22-fight octagon veteran Alex Oliveira has parted ways with the UFC after completing the final fight on his contract, sources confirm. Story coming to @MMAJunkie.— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) April 11, 2022
Muhammad Mokaev wants to fight Kai Kara-France
Despite only being one fight into his UFC career, Muhammad Mokaev has claimed that he would like to fight Kai Kara-France next.
Mokaev made his UFC debut at UFC London last month where he impressively submitted Cody Durden in under a minute.
Even though the fight will probably not happen, Mokaev is keen to call Kara-France out whilst he waits for his title shot.
Would love to fight Kai Kara France July 23rd, I know he is ranked high but why not while he is waiting for title shot— Muhammad Mokaev (@muhammadmokaev) April 11, 2022
I’ll sign contract with my closed eyes @ufc @Mickmaynard2
Emotional scenes after The Korean Zombie's loss to Alexander Volkanovski
The Korean Zombie looked incredibly upset and broken after his TKO loss to Alexander Volkanovski this past weekend.
Check out this video of Zombie on the floor, in tears on Saturday after he was interviewed by Joe Rogan.
This shit broke my heart man. Goddamn. #UFC273 pic.twitter.com/vR7ZzvknhB— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) April 10, 2022