Henry Cejudo Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

The UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo, has undergone surgery on his left shoulder. ‘Triple C’ as he now refers to himself, injured the shoulder at UFC 238, in his hard fought win over Marlon Moraes. Cejudo came out of the fight as the new UFC bantamweight champion, but also came out of the fight pretty banged up.

According to ESPN, Cejudo tore his subscapularis muscle in the first round against Moraes. This is the most used muscle in the shoulder and is part of the rotator cuff.

Initial reports suggested that Cejudo won’t fight again until next year, after doctors said that he will need about four to five months, before he is cleared to fully train again. But Cejudo’s manager Ali Abdelaziz believes that the double UFC champion could return to the Octagon before the end of the year.

With the former Olympic gold medalist holding two UFC belts, it’ll be interesting to see what the UFC intend to do in the flyweight and bantamweight divisions, while the champ sits out. UFC president Dana White told the UFC 239 post fight press conference that he was confident that Cejudo would stay active and defend both belts.

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