Henry Cejudo was once known at “Triple C,” but it now appears that the fighter is now simply a “Single C.”
That’s because the former UFC Flyweight Champion is now a former UFC Bantamweight Champion as the promotion has officially stripped him of the 135 pound title according to MMA Fighting. Cejudo has also been removed from both the UFC Flyweight Division rankings and the UFC Bantamweight Division rankings.
Cejudo, who retired at UFC 249, also issued the following statement on his retirement via Twitter:
Thank you for the awesome experiences uncle @danawhite I will forever be grateful. Thank you for taking a chance on the sport that people thought would never make it. To all my coaches and fans it been a wonderful ride. Triple C is out -- #retiredontop pic.twitter.com/ZoHa3asoDU— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) May 25, 2020
Eric Albarracin, who is Cejudo’s longtime coach, believes that Cejudo will stay retired and won’t be making a comeback.
“Yes, I do [think he’s done],” Albarracin told MMA Fighting. “A lot of people keep going back to the Olympics. When he retired from the Olympics, nobody believed he was going to do that either. Everybody thought he was going to be the next two or three time Olympic champion. Possibly four because he was the youngest ever and he had the time to win four. Next day, he shut it down. He said ‘I’m retiring.’ I have seen this before and I know when he makes his mind up it’s pretty much over.”
The UFC Flyweight Title and the UFC Bantamweight Title are still vacant as of this writing.