Former UFC double champion Henry Cejudo recently lost the bantamweight title championship against the champion Aljamain Sterling in the main event of the UFC 288 in Newark, New Jersey by a unanimous decision of 48-47, 47-48, 48-47 as Sterling retained his championship title and now aiming for his next opponent which is likely to be Sean O’Malley.
On the other hand, Cejudo might share the octagon with his rival Brandon Moreno as Moreno badly wants to settle the score with Cejudo. Interestingly, both were very close to each other and also used to train with each other but the friendship didn’t last long. Meanwhile, Cejudo coach Eric Albarracin revealed the reason behind the beef between both Cejudo and Moreno.
“Brandon is the world champion from WFF MMA, but they didn’t put him on. He wasn’t top 16 of the fighters. He wasn’t on the show. … So I said, ‘Henry, you’ve got clout. You’re an Olympic champion, you’re the coach of the show, just like Conor McGregor is doing right now on The Ultimate Fighter on ESPN+, you can put him on the show.’ And he put him on the show and they took someone out.” Albarracin was quoted as saying by Bloody Elbow.
Here’s how the beef started between both of them
Albarracin revealed that the biggest reason behind their fight was Cejudo not picking Morenon in his team. But Cejudo didn’t pick Moreno first and the other coach took him which make Moreno disappointed as he was expecting Cejudo to pick him first but that didn’t happen as they had different plans which fired them back.
“They’re ranked 1-16, but we don’t know who is seeded. Henry wants Brandon Moreno. In my mind, we know Brandon Moreno is good, but we know they didn’t know who he was, so I’m like, ‘Nobody’s going to pick him first. We can get him second. Let’s get the highest seed possible. Business.’ Because it would go if you picked 2, they get 15, if you picked 3, they get 14 and vice versa.”