Henry Cejudo’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz has come out and said that his client will defend the Flyweight title after taking on Jose Aldo at UFC 250.
Joseph Benavidez took on Deiveson Figueiredo for the vacant Flyweight title in the main event of UFC Norfolk. Figueiredo had missed weight by 2.5lbs at the official weigh-ins, which made him ineligible to win the title. He beat Benavidez out in the 2nd-round, but didn’t become the new champion, once again leaving the UFC Flyweight division in jeopardy.
The MMA community is left wondering what’s next for the Flyweight division, after it’s been left without a champion. Henry Cejudo said post-UFC Norfolk that he plans to return to the 125lbs division to “take all their heads”. Now, his manager Abdelaziz has also come out and said that Cejudo will go back down to Flyweight to ‘defend his belt there’. Cejudo is scheduled to fight Aldo in May at UFC 250. He was stripped off of his Flyweight title due to inactivity, after he chose to remain at Bantamweight.
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With Figueiredo winning the fight but not the title, it creates all sorts of confusion. It has left the UFC Men’s Flyweight division on its last legs for the second time. UFC president Dana White had expressed intentions to get rid of the division a few years back, but Cejudo beating Demetrious Johnson and winning the title caused the UFC to keep it. With Cejudo no longer holding the Flyweight title and with no new champion emerging at UFC Norfolk, there is a possibility that this could be the end of Flyweight division once again. It’s possible that Cejudo could save it — again.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 2nd March, 2020.
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