Conor McGregor, the former UFC lightweight champion, is notorious for his sharp-tongued attacks on his rivals, particularly Khabib Nurmagomedov. Even after over four years since their historic bout, ‘The Notorious’ couldn’t resist taking jabs at the Russian star.
However, McGregor’s behavior towards Nurmagomedov appears to have angered the latter’s close associates, including Henry Cejudo, a former dual-weight UFC champion.
Often touted as one of the greatest UFC fighters of all time, Cejudo retired in 2020 and has since focused on coaching elite UFC fighters. However, he refused to assist Conor in his UFC comeback due to the latter’s disparaging remarks towards Nurmagomedov, a friend of Cejudo’s.
Conor McGregor and his bad blood with Cejudo
In a recent Twitter exchange with a fan, Conor launched a scathing attack on his former opponent, Nurmagomedov, referring to ‘The Eagle’ as a “Fat B*tch With Tits.”
Ali Abdelaziz, the manager of both Nurmagomedov and Cejudo, reacted angrily to McGregor’s derogatory comments. As the CEO of Dominance MMA, Abdelaziz referenced Conor’s defeat to Nurmagomedov and the subsequent post-fight incident in his response.
You don’t learn your lesson do you remember what he did to you before and after the fight https://t.co/Is3IJD8tI5
— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) May 4, 2023
He wrote, “You don’t learn your lesson do you remember what he did to you before and after the fight.”
Despite having trained elite UFC fighters such as Jon Jones and Zhang Weili, ‘Triple C’ announced that he had no interest in coaching Conor for his UFC comeback. This decision was based on McGregor’s derogatory comments towards Nurmagomedov and his father.
Henry Cejudo makes his return to UFC
Retiring in 2020 as a double champion with a professional record of 16-2, ‘The King of Cringe’ has not lost his passion for the sport and continues to be involved in the fight business.
Last year, ‘Triple C’ announced his intention to end his retirement and fight for the UFC belt once again. The promotion decided to comply, and now he is scheduled to make his UFC comeback this weekend.
Cejudo will compete for the bantamweight championship against Aljamain Sterling at UFC 288 on May 6, 2023, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
It will be interesting to see if Henry can regain his previous form after such a long layoff. What are your opinions on Cejudo’s return? And what do you think about his stance on Conor?
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