Sean O’Malley offers theory behind Henry Cejudo’s sudden retirement from MMA. The Bantamweight champion retired immediately after UFC 249.
Henry Cejudo shocked the mixed martial arts world when he announced his sudden retirement from the sport after UFC 249. The decision left everyone surprised. However, upcoming bantamweight Sean O’Malley believes that Cejudo will come back.
Cejudo successfully defended the UFC Bantamweight title against Dominick Cruz at UFC 249. Following his TKO win, Cejudo made the shocking decision to vacate the belt. O’Malley has now offered his explanation as to why he left.
Sean O’Malley offers theory behind Henry Cejudo’s sudden retirement from MMA
After the conclusion of UFC 250, O’Malley spoke to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto regarding Cejudo and his retirement.
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— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) June 7, 2020
“I think I have the reason that he retired. I don’t know that for sure, but that’s just what I heard,” O’Malley said.
“I don’t know if I’m disappointed that he retired. I don’t know if I’m on top, in my peak, I don’t know if I could retire. I almost feel like I’d rather lose than just retire then say, ‘I’m in the best in the world, I’m done.’
“I don’t know, who knows. I think he’ll be back. I think he just found his first girlfriend and he’s just kind of, he doesn’t know what to do. Because if you’ve never had a girlfriend before and then you have one and you’re like 30-something, I don’t know, they like, take over.”
Earlier in the night, O’Malley stunned everyone with a one punch knockout over Eddie Wineland to extend his unbeaten run to 12 games now. In just 1:54 seconds of the first round, he cleaned his opponent up with a clean right strike to the face.
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