Henry Cejudo may retire if he loses against Merab Dvalishvili

Henry Cejudo's fight with Merab Dvalishvili could turn out to be the last one of his career.

by Aryan Lakhani
Henry Cejudo may retire if he loses against Merab Dvalishvili
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Henry Cejudo did not anticipate a rough comeback fight; the bitter loss against Aljamain Sterling almost made him retire again. However, to fulfil a few aims and goals, Henry Cejudo decided to show up once again, and this time, it will be against Sterling’s friend Merab Dvalishvili.

The outcome of this match can play a pivotal role in both their careers, as a win could allow them to face the UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley. Henry Cejudo may call it quits forever if he loses against Dvalishvili; on 17th February, we shall find out the career decisions Cejudo makes.

This could be Henry Cejudo’s last opportunity to reclaim his belt. It will be interesting to see how well he makes use of this opportunity.

Henry Cejudo on his next fight

Recently on The HJR Experiment, Henry Cejudo reflected a little on his match against Aljamain Sterling and explained how difficult it is to survive in this sport.

“This is for the No. 1 contender spot,” Cejudo said, as quoted by mmafighting.com. “I think after losing to Aljamain, I think if I was going to go maybe down the ladder, I would probably be done with fighting again.

Yeah, man. Because it’s just like, this sport is hard, man. Training camps, having two kids and things like that. It’s all or nothing, man”.

Henry Cejudo explains why he returned

“It’s more of a motivation of vengeance, You know what I’m saying? It’s not always the love [of the game].

Like no, not really, man.Even coming back to the sport, I was like, ‘Alright man, I want to test myself. I like the matchup against Sterling. It has been three years.’ But it was also the financial compensation. There’s nothing easier to make money than the fight game”.

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