“The UFC Said…”- Manager Provides a Major Update on Henry Cejudo’s Quest to Regain His Bantamweight Belt

Published 11/25/2022, 6:30 AM EST

One of the most prominent MMA managers today is Ali Abdelaziz. His list of clients includes big names like Khabib Nurmagomedov, Kamaru Usman, Henry Cejudo, Gilbert Burns, and many others. Working closely with the fighters and the UFC, Abdelaziz is always up to date with the latest happenings of the UFC before anyone knows it.

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Abdelaziz is one reliable source for all kinds of updates on the UFC fights. And during his recent interview, he updated the fans about some thrilling fight-related news involving ‘Triple C’.

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Ali Abdelaziz stated that he is eagerly anticipating Henry Cejudo’s comeback to the UFC in the coming year.

Ali Abdelaziz confirms Henry Cejudo vs. Aljamain Sterling for 2023

During his interview with MMA Underground, Ali Abdelaziz spilled some beans on Henry Cejudo‘s next UFC appearance against Aljamain Sterling. And Abdelaziz seems absolutely pumped for the Cejudo fight. “I can’t wait for my boy, ‘Triple C’ to come back. Triple C. I like Aljo ( Aljamain Sterling),the MMA manager confirmed. “I consider Aljo as a friend. Aljo is fighting Henry Cejudo. It’s done. It’s done. The UFC said it’s done. He knows he’s done.”

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 09: Henry Cejudo of the United States celebrates after defeating Dominick Cruz of the United States in their bantamweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

Abdelaziz further went in-depth talking about Aljamain Sterling, a.k.a ‘Funk Master’. “I understand he wants different fight. The man never lost his belt. Defended both belts and he left on his own. He didn’t leave because he lost or injured. He just needed time off.”

“And I don’t think Aljamain shies from an opponent. He will try to make Henry sweat. But I already know what’s up. He’s fighting Henry.” 

And that certainly is one exciting piece of news for both Henry Cejudo and Aljamain Sterling fans.

The manager says Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski is a mistake

Abdelaziz earlier expressed his concern over the UFC 284 main-card match, Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski, and stated, UFC made a mistake with this fight. Makhachev should be fighting against Beneil Dariush and not Volkanovski since he feels the former would be the right opponent for Makhachev at this moment.

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Furthermore, in the same interview with MMA Underground, the manager went on to talk about his prediction on the Makhachev and Volkanovski fight. He said Makhachev wins under three rounds.

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2023 has some really exciting UFC fights. Which fight are you most excited about?

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Mayur Soni

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Mayur Soni is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. His interest in the UFC heightened when he first saw his favorite fighter Conor McGregor knockout Jose Aldo in mere 13 seconds, in 2015. He thus got hooked on the sport.

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