Shoulder Injury Likely to Sideline Two-Division Champ Henry Cejudo for Rest of 2019
By: Tristen Critchfield Jun 19, 2019
It could be a while before Henry
Cejudo has to make a decision on which UFC championship belt he
According to a report from
ESPN, Cejudo will be sidelined four to five months after
undergoing shoulder surgery to repair an injury suffered in his
bantamweight title win over Marlon
Moraes at UFC 238 on June 8.
Cejudo tore his subcapularis muscle, which is part of the rotator
cuff. Given the recovery time, it is unlikely that the Olympic gold
medalist fights before the end of 2019.
“The Messenger” became flyweight champion with a split verdict over
Johnson at UFC 227 last August and defended the crown with a
32-second stoppage of then-bantamweight champion T.J.
Dillashaw at UFC Brooklyn in January.