Henry Cejudo (15-2) says he wasn’t stripped of the UFC flyweight gold, rather he has decided to relinquish it.
Cejudo captured the 125-pound championship back in Aug. 2018. He stunned Demetrious Johnson and took a SD win. “Triple C” went on to put away T.J. Dillashaw in 32 seconds to successfuly defend the strap. Back in June, Cejudo earned a TKO win over Marlon Moreas to become the bantamweight king.
“I am not being stripped,” Cejudo told MMA Junkie late Thursday night. “I am relinquishing my title. … ‘Triple C’ is relinquishing his title to these wannabe, so-called flyweight kingpins. That’s what’s going on. I’m relinquishing my belt. Being stripped is not what I’m doing. I’m relinquishing, and you can tell them all to bend the knee.”