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Henry Cejudo says Merab Dvalishvili beating the winner of O'Malley-Vera is "easy money" after fighting him

Cole Shelton - February 27, 2024

Henry Cejudo believes Merab Dvalishvili will win the UFC bantamweight title in his next fight. Dvalishvili secured a title shot by scoring a decision win over Cejudo at UFC 298 earlier this month. It was a great performance from the Georgian who used his wrestling and relentless pace to get the win.

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Henry Cejudo calls out Brandon Moreno for UFC 306 grudge match at The Sphere

Harry Kettle - February 26, 2024

UFC star Henry Cejudo wants to square off with Brandon Moreno in a grudge match at UFC 306 later this year. While Cejudo has impressed during his return to the Octagon, he has yet to get a win on the board. He has suffered close losses to Aljamain Sterling and Merab Dvalishvili, putting a dent in his bantamweight title hopes. Despite this, ‘Triple C’ has made it crystal clear that he has no plans to retire again just yet.

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Henry Cejudo walks back retirement talk following UFC 298 loss to Merab Dvalishvili: "I'm not f*cking leaving!"

Josh Evanoff - February 23, 2024

Former UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo isn’t going anywhere. ‘Triple C’ is fresh off his return to the cage at UFC 298 over the weekend. Back for the first time since a loss to Aljamain Sterling nearly a year ago, Cejudo faced the rising Merab Dvalishvili. ‘The Machine’ was on a tear heading into the bout, hoping to receive a title shot with a win over the former champion.

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Dana White explains why Henry Cejudo was not given the mic following his loss to Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 298: “Cejudo already retired, okay?”

Harry Kettle - February 19, 2024

UFC CEO Dana White has explained why Henry Cejudo wasn’t given the chance to speak on the microphone at UFC 298. At UFC 298, Henry Cejudo fell short in his attempt to defeat Merab Dvalishvili. After the bout, Cejudo took off his gloves immediately – which can often be a sign that a fighter is going to retire. The expectation was that he’d receive the microphone during the post-fight interviews but for whatever reason, that didn’t happen.

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Merab Dvalishvili

UFC 298 Results: Merab Dvalishvili defeats Henry Cejudo (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - February 17, 2024

We have you covered for all of tonight’s UFC 298 results, including the men’s bantamweight bout between Henry Cejudo and Merab Dvalishvili. Cejudo (16-3 MMA) will enter the contest looking to rebound, this after suffering a split decision loss to Aljamain Sterling in a fight for the promotion’s 135lbs strap last May in New Jersey. Prior to that setback, ‘Triple C’ had strung together six straight victories, which included stoppage wins over Dominick Cruz, Marlon Moraes and TJ Dillashaw.

Merab Dvalishvili
Merab Dvalishvili

UFC 298's Merab Dvalishvili scolds Sean O’Malley over money comments on Henry Cejudo: "This is bullsh*t"

Fernando Quiles - February 16, 2024

UFC 298 fighter Merab Dvalishvili has caught wind of recent comments about Henry Cejudo made by Sean O’Malley. O’Malley and Cejudo have had verbal exchanges, with O’Malley expressing his belief that “Triple C” is down bad and will be fighting this Saturday night because he needs money. This is despite Cejudo vowing to retire if he is unable to defeat Merab.

Merab Dvalishvili and Henry Cejudo
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UFC 298 | Pro fighters make their picks for Merab Dvalishvili vs Henry Cejudo

Cole Shelton - February 15, 2024

On the main card of UFC 298 on Saturday in Anaheim, California, top-three bantamweights collide as Merab Dvalishvili takes on Henry Cejudo. Heading into the fight, Dvalishvili is a -205 favorite while ‘Triple C’ is a +158 underdog on FanDuel. Ahead of the scrap, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to make their picks for the bantamweight fight at UFC 298. Ultimately, the pros are siding with the favorite as they believe Merab Dvalihvili’s cardio and relentless wrestling will be too much for Cejudo at UFC 298.

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Dana White reflects on Henry Cejudo's 'ridiculous' decision to retire: "He was in his f*cking prime!"

Josh Evanoff - February 15, 2024

Dana White believes that former UFC champion Henry Cejudo should’ve stayed retired. ‘Triple C’ is set to return to the cage this Saturday night at UFC 298 in California. For Henry Cejudo, the bout with Merab Dvalishvili will be the second of his comeback. Last May, the former dual-weight champion ended a three-year retirement to return to the cage against Aljamain Sterling.

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Henry Cejudo doubles down on his plans to retire if he loses to Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 298

Cole Shelton - February 14, 2024

Henry Cejudo is doubling down on his comments that he will retire from MMA again if he loses to Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 298. Cejudo ended his retirement last May when he took on Aljamain Sterling for the bantamweight title. It was his first fight in three years, and ‘Triple C’ ended up losing by split decision. After the loss, he called out Dvalishvili who he will fight on the main card of UFC 298 on Saturday.

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Henry Cejudo reveals Eric Albarracin will still corner him at UFC 298: "We started this together, we’ll finish it together"

Cole Shelton - February 13, 2024

Henry Cejudo will have his longtime coach Eric Albarracin in his corner for his UFC 298 fight against Merab Dvalishvili after all. Cejudo revealed on UFC Countdown that he was parting ways with his longtime coach ahead of his do-or-die fight against Dvalishvili at UFC 298.

Alexander Volkanovski and Henry Cejudo
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Alexander Volkanovski calls Henry Cejudo a "piece of s**t" for removing his coach on UFC Countdown

Cole Shelton - February 13, 2024

UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is not a fan of Henry Cejudo removing his coach Eric Albarracin from his corner on UFC Countdown. Cejudo has been with Albarracin before his UFC career but before ‘Triple C’s’ return fight against Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 298, the former flyweight and bantamweight champion removed his longtime coach from his corner.

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Henry Cejudo's split from coach Eric Albarracin looked "pre-planned," says UFC veteran Matt Brown: "What their assumed plan was seemed to have worked"

Fernando Quiles - February 13, 2024

UFC fan favorite Matt Brown is skeptical of the video showing Henry Cejudo drop Eric Albarracin as his coach. Cejudo stunned MMA fans when a video surfaced of him telling “Captain Eric” that he won’t be including him for his UFC 298 bantamweight clash with Merab Dvalishvili. Despite having great success under the mentorship of Albarracin, including champ-champ status, “Triple C” feels he’s in a do or die situation with his pro MMA career. He has gone as far as to say he might retire if he can’t defeat Merab.

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Henry Cejudo parts ways with longtime coach Eric Albarracin ahead of UFC 298

Fernando Quiles - February 12, 2024

Henry Cejudo will not be having Eric Albarracin in his corner for his upcoming fight with Merab Dvalishvili. Cejudo is taking his bout with Merab quite seriously, to the point where he’s even said he’d likely retire if he can’t beat the Georgian fighter. “Triple C” returned to the sport of MMA last year and was met with disappointment when he was bested by then-UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling via split decision. That loss was enough for Cejudo to make one significant change to his training camp.

Sean O'Malley, Henry Cejudo and Merab Dvalishvili
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Sean O'Malley shares prediction for Henry Cejudo vs. Merab Dvalishvili

Cole Shelton - February 6, 2024

UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley has given his prediction for a pivotal fight in his weight class between Henry Cejudo and Merab Dvalishvili. Cejudo and Dvalishvili are set to fight next weekend at UFC 298 in a potential number-one contender fight at bantamweight. The winner could very well be in line to fight the winner of O’Malley vs. Vera 2, which goes down the following month at UFC 299.

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Henry Cejudo teases return to retirement with UFC 298 loss: "This sport is hard, man"

Josh Evanoff - January 30, 2024

Former UFC dual-weight champion Henry Cejudo might not be back for long. ‘Triple C’ has been out of the octagon since a title fight with Aljamain Sterling at UFC 288 last May. The bout ended a three-year-long hiatus for Henry Cejudo. He famously announced his retirement after a knockout win over Dominick Cruz in May 2020. However, he couldn’t keep away from the cage forever.

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Henry Cejudo advises Dricus du Plessis who he should fight next: “Tell this dude to take a hike”

Harry Kettle - January 23, 2024

Former two-weight UFC champion Henry Cejudo has given Dricus du Plessis some advice regarding his next opponent. Following his win over Sean Strickland at UFC 297, there are a lot of options on the table for Dricus du Plessis. The South African sensation is the new UFC middleweight champion, and he has plenty of people chasing him.

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Henry Cejudo critical of Sean Strickland and Alex Volkanovski opening up about mental health: “Keep some of that sh*t to yourself”

Harry Kettle - January 9, 2024

Henry Cejudo has questioned Sean Strickland and Alexander Volkanovski for opening up on their mental health issues. It’s been, to put it lightly, a chaotic few months for Sean Strickland. From winning the UFC middleweight championship to getting in brawls at events, he’s as much of a wildcard as he’s ever been. Now, fans have seen another side of him after he got visibly emotional talking about his childhood trauma during an interview with Theo Von.

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Henry Cejudo believes Belal Muhammad is at risk of losing the UFC 300 welterweight title fight to Jorge Masvidal

Susan Cox - January 4, 2024

Henry Cejudo believes Belal Muhammad is at risk of losing the UFC 300 welterweight title fight to Jorge Masvidal. It was recently reported that Belal Muhammad (23-3 MMA) will battle reigning welterweight champion Leon Edwards (22-3 MMA) in a rematch on the upcoming UFC 300 card. However, there has been no confirmation by the UFC as of this writing.