Henry Cejudo and Mike Tyson work on new business venture
Henry Cejudo announced his retirement from professional fighting after his loss to Dominick Cruz in May of 2020 at UFC 249 and, in response, the UFC officially vacated the bantamweight title and removed Cejudo from the official rankings, but now the 35-year-old from Los Angeles could be ready to make a comeback and he has been working with Mike Tyson.
Not only is Cejudo working with Tyson to stay in shape, but he is also plotting a business venture with the boxing icon.
“Me and Tyson, we’re gonna start an instructional DVD together with dynamic striking and it’s actually Mike Tyson teaching me a lot of his combinations,” Cejudo said during an appearance on The Triple C & Schmo Show.
“It’s legendary man. It’s a legendary moment because Mike Tyson has never done any instructional videos. This will be the first time in Mike Tyson‘s career that he’s coming up with an instructional boxing DVD based on his style of boxing.”
Dana White throws cold water on Henry Cejudo’s comeback plans
As he plans a return to the octagon, Cejudo has been trash talking on social media and is trying to start something with Conor McGregor. But, UFC president Dana White isn’t impressed.
“Cejudo‘s retired, you know?” White told TMZ when asked about the American.
“Cejudo knows what he needs to do to get back in and get whatever. I mean, just talking s**t on Instagram does not get you fights.”
Perhaps working with Mike Tyson will lead to further opportunities for Cejudo, although that might be in the business world and not in the world of MMA.
Now 35 years of age and having been away from competitive competition for two years, it would be quite a shock for Cejudo to seamlessly walk back in to a high stakes UFC bout.