WATCH:- Henry Cejudo Train With Jon Jones as He Prepares for His Heavyweight Debut

Published 11/13/2021, 5:26 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: Jon Jones of the United States looks on after his after their UFC Light Heavyweight Title bout with Thiago Santos of Brazil at T-Mobile Arena on July 06, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones defeated Santos by decision. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)


Following his successful title defense at UFC 247, Jon Jones vacated his light heavyweight gold and moved to the heavyweight division of UFC. Ever since then, fight fans have been waiting for his return to the octagon.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

However, now it seems like the former lightweight champion will be in action soon. Recently ‘Bones’ was seen honing his skills with the former two-division champion and one of the best fighters, Henry Cejudo.

‘The Messenger’ took to his official Instagram account to share a glimpse of training with the former light heavyweight. He wrote in the caption, “What do you get when you get the Greatest Combat Athlete of all time. And the Greatest Mix Martial Artist of all time. Just wait and watch …@jonnyBones”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Henry Cejudo (@henry_cejudo)

Even though ‘Bones’ is one of the greatest fighters in mixed martial arts, training with Cejudo’s assistance will surely add some more skills to his arsenal.

WATCH THIS STORY: Khamzat Chimaev, Canelo Alvarez, and Other Potential Opponents for Kamaru Usman After a Dominant Win Over Colby Covington at UFC 268

However, Jones is not the only former UFC champion who is improving his skills under Cejudo.

Henry Cejudo trains Jon Jones and other former UFC Champion

Henry Cejudo (16-2) is considered one of the greatest UFC fighters to enter the octagon. He is an Olympic gold medalist in wrestling. The 34-year-old was at the pinnacle of two divisions during his time in UFC.

However, he retired from UFC after his successful title defense at UFC 249. Interestingly, ‘The Messenger’ hasn’t left the sport completely. He is training a few UFC fighters for the big fights of their career.

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 09: Henry Cejudo poses for a portrait backstage after his victory during the UFC 249 event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC)

Chinese women’s fighter, Zhang Weili is one of them. ‘Magnum’ honed her wrestling skills besides Cejudo for her much-anticipated strawweight title rematch at UFC 268. Even though she lost in her rematch, Weili improved on her UFC 261 showing.

Furthermore, former flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo, who faced a draw and one loss against the current champion, is working with ‘Triple C’.

Ahead of his third fight with Brandon Moreno, he is looking to sharpen his skills with ‘The Messenger’.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

“You Cry About Injuries More Than Anyone”- Kamaru Usman Hits Out at Conor McGregor for Comments on Jorge Masvidal

26 days ago

Besides training other fighters, Cejudo is staying sharp with his own game as well. This is because ‘The Messenger’ is eyeing a clash against Alexander Volkanovski in order to become the UFC’s first triple champ.

What are your thoughts about Henry Cejudo coaching the former UFC champions? Let us know in the comments below.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

 

Enjoyed reading this article? Download our exclusive app to get 24x7 coverage, latest memes and social media banter. Click here to download.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Afnan Chougle

354 articles

Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT