Deiveson Figueiredo made the changes needed to defeat Brandon Moreno in their third fight against each other to regain the UFC Fly Champion title. Who knows if he would have succeeded in that if he didn't have a new team in his corner.
Eric Albarracin and Henry Cejudo, who so successfully switched to coaching. Cejudo is certainly to be congratulated, especially since he shows how seriously he has dedicated himself to his new role and how very disciplined and detailed he works with his students.
That's what most did, but not one man. It's about Peter Yan. One of the best bantamweight fighters and the man who actually took the belt after Cejudo retired (only to lose it in that infamous fight from Aljaamain Sterling), decided to stab Cejudo, with whom he had already argued, a little.
"I'm not impressed. I think Henry Cejudo should quit his coaching job just like he quit fighting," Yan wrote on Twitter, apparently aiming to "inflame" the man who brought Figueireda back to the UFC throne.
He received the answer, of course, and Cejudo did it in his own style. “Cheater Yan, I know you don’t want me to comeback because I would do some really bad things to you,” is Triple C’s response, by which he again tried to allude to Yan as a steroid user.
Many believe Henry Cejudo could return to fighting this year, but he has already said what must happen for that to happen. To return to USADA’s testing program, which is a prerequisite for return, Henry Cejudo is asking the UFC for a guarantee of a big fight with a big fee.
That is what it takes for him to allow USADA agents to come to his home, where he lives with his wife and newborn child. As for Petr Yan, it is up to him to prepare as best he can for the fight against Aljaamain Sterling and to turn his temporary belt into the real one.
The fight will take place on April 9 at the UFC 273 event. There is no doubt that Yan, if he wins that fight, will call out Henry Cejudo and invite him to return to the Octagon and to settle accounts and find out who is the best fighter in the world in the bantamweight category. They are both great and top fighters, but in the end only one can win. And who would win, we do not know