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Henry Cejudo to Enter USADA Testing Pool for UFC Return

Triple C is back!

The former UFC two division champion Henry Cejudo is planning to return to action with his manager Ali Abdelaziz expected to notify the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to re-enter him into the drug testing pool on Monday.

The Dominance MMA President & Founder spoke to Marc Raimondi of ESPN on Saturday, thereby announcing the probable return of Cejudo. “Henry will focus on his fight and training,” Abdelaziz said. “He never stopped training. I truly believe Henry can come back to win the 135 (bantamweight) title and go up to 145 (featherweight) and win that. He will be the only fighter in UFC history to win three world titles.”

Abdelaziz also announced the news on Twitter.

Cejudo appeared to signal his desire to return to the Octagon on Saturday after UFC 273, which featured the bantamweight (135 lbs) and featherweight (145 lbs) title fights. Once Cejudo enters the USADA pool he will need to be tested for a period of six months before being able to compete again.

Immediately after the co-main and main event of UFC 273, Cejudo did put out a tweet taking an aim at all the bantamweights , especially former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, who was cageside during the event in Jacksonville, FL. After that, Cejudo himself tweeted out hinting his possible return.

The 2008 Olympic Wrestling Gold Medalist has even called out Alexander Volkanovski for a shot at the 145lb title.

Cejudo announced his retirement after defending his bantamweight strap against Dominic Cruz at UFC 249 back in May 2020.

What do you think about Henry Cejudo’s return to the Octagon. ?

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