Henry Cejudo wants to help Jorge Masvidal be more technical after UFC 272: ‘He’s too smart’

Henry Cejudo is opening his doors to Jorge Masvidal after UFC 272.

Masvidal (35-16 MMA, 12-9 UFC) lost a lopsided decision to Colby Covington in this past Saturday’s main event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and Cejudo thinks he can help him rejuvenate his career.

“What I would do with ‘Gamebred’ is, you would want to make him more of a technical fighter,” Cejudo said on “The Triple C & Schmo Show.” “Sometimes he gets into these flurries. He’s too smart.”

Covington was able to maul Masvidal for the most part, using his superior wrestling to control the fight. An Olympic gold medalist wrestler who transformed into a complete mixed martial artist, Cejudo was able to capture two UFC titles before retiring in May 2020.

With his accolades and recent coaching success, Cejudo would love to take Masvidal under his wing.

“If I was to help him out it would be with his distance game,” Cejudo said. “Keeping him at borders, like never allow anybody to get into the upper cutter-hook range and things of that nature, slipping through, going over the areas of concentration in wrestling, different little tricks because remember, I fought. Wrestling and MMA wrestling, it is different and people need to realize.

“There are things you can slip out of, and there’s things you really gotta defend, but you cannot get into these scramble positions like he did with Colby, which eventually exhausted him. I think I would help out ‘Gamebred’ a lot. I like ‘Gamebred’ even though we stopped talking due to our management firms with Ali (Abdelaziz) and Abraham (Kawa). I’ve always had so much love for that dude.”

If Masvidal took up Cejudo on his offer, he’d be joining a herd of stars such as UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo, former UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones, former strawweight champ Zhang Weili, No. 1 contender Jiri Prochazka, Bellator champ Cris Cyborg, and many more who have recently worked with Cejudo.

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