“Never Been The Same Since” – Dana White Thinks Henry Cejudo Ruined Marlon Moraes

Published 11/04/2021, 1:12 PM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – MARCH 20: UFC President Dana White speaks to the media during the UFC 189 World Media Tour Launch press conference at Maracanazinho on March 20, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Henry Cejudo is one of the greatest combat sports athletes of all time. The man is a former Olympic gold medalist, and a former two-division UFC champion. He won the UFC flyweight belt by beating Demetrious Johnson at UFC 227. Later on, he moved up a division and won the vacant UFC bantamweight title against Marlon Moraes.

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In the fight against ‘Magic,’ Cejudo was dominated in the first round, with Moraes landing some heavy strikes. However, ‘Triple C’ made adjustments in between rounds, and ultimately won the fight via TKO in the third round. With the win, he became the fourth fighter to hold championships simultaneously in two weight divisions in UFC.

UFC President Dana White, in a recent interview, talked about Henry Cejudo. White said, “There’s no doubt Cejudo is a very talented guy man. If you look at what he accomplished here, it’s incredible. Right up till he retired, he looked unbelievable.”

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“In that Moraes fight, Moraes came out and put a beating on him in that first round. He went back to the corner, made the adjustments he needed to make, came back out, and broke him. Broke Marlon Moraes. Never been the same since. Not only did he break him, I think he ruined him,” he added.

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Henry Cejudo – MMA career and coaching

Cejudo is undoubtedly is one of the most accomplished combat sports athletes of all time. Before announcing his retirement in 2020, after defeating Dominick Cruz, he became a two-division UFC champion. ‘The Messenger’ beat some of the biggest names in mixed martial arts and etched his name in MMA history.

In his retirement, he recently started training with former UFC champions, Zhang Weili and Deiveson Figueiredo. He is helping them prepare for their next title fights. Both fighters moved their camps to the U.S. in order to train with ‘The Messenger.’

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Cejudo is also looking to make a comeback to the UFC. He has been calling out the current UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and wants to fight him. Kevin Iole recently talked to manager Ali Abdelaziz, who said Cejudo is going to come back to fight at featherweight.

It will be interesting to see if the UFC makes that matchup between Cejudo and Volkanovski or not.

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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