“Deiveson Figueiredo Is Gonna Be Coming”- Henry Cejudo Reveals Big News From His Training With Zhang Weili

Published 10/05/2021, 5:30 AM EDT


Former UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili is currently training with former two-division champion Henry Cejudo. Weili is preparing for her rematch against Rose Namajunas at the moment. Recently, Triple-C sat down for an interview with ESPN and revealed that yet another former champion, Deiveson Figueiredo, will be joining them in training this week.

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So, right now, so man, there’s a lot there’s a lot going on with Triple C, King Triple C, for that is. I am doing real estate, you know I’m buying. I bought a bunch of pieces of land with the money that I made,” said Cejudo on his current ventures.

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And I have three three duplexes right now that are being built that are to be done within the next month. I’m doing Hotboxin’ with Uncle Mike with Mike Tyson, which is one of the world’s biggest podcasts right now,” he added.

They’re extremely happy. You know, obviously I’m hopping on people here at the here at the gym. Zhang Weili and obviously, I don’t know if you know, but Deiveson Figueiredo is gonna be coming out on Friday to come and train with us,” he said while talking about his training with Weili.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 11: Deiveson Figueiredo of Brazil poses on the scale during the UFC 256 weigh-in at UFC APEX on December 11, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Figueiredo lost his flyweight title at UFC 263 in his rematch with Brandon Moreno. However, he will face ‘The Assassin Baby’ at UFC 269 and will have a chance to avenge his loss.

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Will Henry Cejudo be decisive for Zhang Weili against Rose Namajunas

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The Chinese star, Weili, is set to take on Namajunas in a rematch at UFC 268. ‘Magnum’, who suffered her first loss in the UFC at UFC 261 against ‘Thug Rose’, looks determined to get her belt back.

Apr 24, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Rose Namajunas (Blue Gloves) kicks Zhang Weili (Red Gloves) for a TKO during UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

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With Cejudo in her camp, it seems like she has a proper partner with championship experience for her preparation. As a former two-division champion, ‘Triple C’ has experience in championship fights and could impart some valuable pointers to the challenger.

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Given this news about ‘Magnum’s training camp, it will be interesting to see if ‘The Messenger‘ can help Weili rise to the top of the 115 lbs division yet again. Will Weili reclaim her belt against Namajunas at UFC 268? Let us know.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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