Henry Cejudo has trained and worked with many talented fighters in 2022, but don’t expect Conor McGregor to be next.
Since Cejudo’s retirement in May 2020, the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight and bantamweight champion has done great things with the Fight Ready team in Arizona. Working alongside Jon Jones, Deiveson Figueiredo, Jiri Prochazka and Zhang Weili, ‘Triple C’ has added many intriguing elements to the games of some of the sport’s top talent.
When the aforementioned McGregor shared a recent practice clip on Twitter, Cejudo offered advice to fellow ‘Notorious’ former double division title holder.
“Everything is done naked. No fakes, no fading, no level changes,” Cejudo tweeted quote on McGregor video. “But, you think you’re going to get a different result. You work too much on combinations where you should be working entries, setups and traps. Just a tip from the goat [goat emoji]. Mahhhh.
Not taking the analysis too kindly, McGregor responded by saying; “The opening punches are the traps/feints/fixes. Have you ever heard or seen this before? Your little feints won’t attract me, kid. But pump in some real shots, you might get an answer. You are a small fat novice with about two [knockouts] at bantamweight. I have [got] 20. Through three divisions. Silence, you tramp!”
“You literally don’t have a leg to stand on,” Cejudo fired back. “The last time you won a fight, Kaitlyn Jenner could still pee standing up.”
While Cejudo still seems interested in returning to mixed martial arts (MMA) competition – for the right price – McGregor is on the mend from a broken leg in his last outing against Dustin Poirier (see highlights) .