Henry Cejudo has announced that he would not compete at UFC 292 PPV event against Chito Vera.
On Thursday, the former UFC double champion, Cejudo, took to his Twitter and Instagram accounts and announced that his scheduled bout against Chito Vera at UFC 292 event is now canceled because he was facing a partially torn right shoulder.
Cejudo also expressed that he tore his left shoulder around 50% a year ago and doesn’t want to risk more damage. He also added that he needs a rest of 6 to 8 weeks. He also expressed that after his recovery, he wants to face Merab Dvalishvili and Brandon Moreno.
Some important news…— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) June 29, 2023
Unfortunately, I won't be able to compete on Aug 19 at UFC 292. I have a tear in my right shoulder that requires rehab.
I wish I could've got in there w/ Chito, but I won't be able to make a full recovery in time.@jimmybars
📽️: https://t.co/Ar7JQbsQPL pic.twitter.com/06ZEoKE7b4
Henry Cejudo returned to the ring after three years of retirement when he fought Aljamain Sterling for the Bantamweight title at UFC 288 event. He ended up losing that bout via a split decision. Cejudo’s record in UFC stands at 10-3-0, and he is ranked at third position in the UFC Bantamweight division.
It is also not clear whom Chito Vera will face at UFC 292 or if his bout will be scrapped altogether from the event. UFC 292 event is scheduled for August 19 at TD Garden Boston, MA, featuring a main event between Aljamain Sterling and Sean O’Malley.