Henry Cejudo’s retirement might not last according to his manager.
He scored a second-round TKO win over Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 in Jacksonville, Florida at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.
It was stopped in the second round as Cejudo caught him with a knee strike to the jaw that dropped Cruz. He then swarmed on him with strikes to win the fight and successfully retained the title. After the fight, Cejudo announced his retirement.
Cejudo’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, told TMZ on Sunday that the retirement is likely to end and he’ll be back this summer.
“First of all, people understand my relationship with Dana White and the UFC. I don’t (talk) about money publicly,” Abdelaziz said (H/T to MMA Junkie). “I think Dana’s right: I think Henry’s been talking about retirement. Do I think Henry’s gonna retire? Absolutely not. I don’t think Henry’s gonna retire.”
“Henry’s got everybody on their knees right now,” Abdelaziz said. “I don’t think he’s gonna retire. You’re gonna see him fight by this summer. This is what I think.”