UFC bantamweight and flyweight champion Henry Cejudo will likely have to wait until 2020 to defend either one of his titles due to shoulder surgery.
The superstar is undergoing surgery after tearing the subscapularis muscle in his shoulder during the first round of his win at UFC 238 in Chicago – versus Marlon Moraes.
Cejudo’s surgery was initially reported by ESPN with the dual champion’s manager Ali Abdel-Aziz later confirming to MMAFighting that his recovery time will take approximately four to five months before he’s able to return to action.
Henry Cejudo is undergoing left shoulder surgery in Arizona right now. He’ll be out 4-5 months before he can fully train again. More: (pic attached is one he sent moments before he went under. Poor Triple C.) https://t.co/BBXKIUn6CT pic.twitter.com/Mrjf4re8rN
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 19, 2019
Because of the time required to recuperate from the shoulder surgery, it’s likely Cejudo will be forced to sit out the remainder of 2019 as he recovers.
With Cejudo sidelined for several months, fighters in both the bantamweight and flyweight division will be forced to wait for his return before either title will be defended.