Newly crowned UFC Flyweight champ, Henry Cejudo, said winning the title was a dream come true and is now looking forward to putting his feet up. Accolades, money, fame – these are all byproducts of the title – but the truly amazing part of being a UFC champ is the nice long rest you get.
“You work so hard to get your title shot in this sport, training every day, fighting every three months. But once you win that UFC gold, you get the privilege of hardly ever having to defend it,” beamed a recently crowed Cejudo, who immediately changed into some comfy slippers and had his team carry him to a nearby recliner chair.
“The great thing about being champ is that after each defense your breaks get longer. Robert Whittaker, he had 11 months off. Tyrone Woodley, he had over 12 months off. And Dominick Cruz, had over three years off. So, I’ve got a lot of relaxing ahead of me,” said Henry, as his teammates covered him in a nice warm blanket and put the kettle on.
When asked when his next fight will be, Henry is confident it will happen sometime in 2019. Maybe.
“You never know. If things go to plan, I could get injured in training and not fight until 2020,” said a hopeful Henry before curling up with nice a cup of hot chocolate to start his well-earned rest.