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Despite his attempts to draw Alexander Volkanovski into a fight, Henry Cejudo has fully embraced his coaching role since retirement.

Since that 2020 retirement, “Triple C” and his head coach, Eric Albarracin, have taken an active role in many top fighters’ training camps. Highly ranked contenders like Zhang Weili and Jiri Prochazaka have turned to Cejudo for guidance, and most impressively, Cejudo was in Deiveson Figueiredo’s title-winning bid vs. Brandon Moreno at UFC 270.

Next up for Coach Cejudo? The ex-Olympic wrestler is interested in helping out Cody Garbrandt, the struggling former Bantamweight champion. The two were once looked at as potential foes and traded some verbal shots, but now, Cejudo wants to help Garbrandt make the most of his talents. Additionally, the two share the same management, led by Ali Abdelaziz.

“I talked to Cody Gabrandt, too, a little bit because I still think he has the talent,” Cejudo said in an interview with Helen Yee (via MMAJunkie). “There’s a lot of opportunity for him to continue to keep growing, and I think whatever it is that he’s done in the past, I just want to guide him. I don’t necessarily want him here full time but just give him a two cents of how is it that I think he should probably train. How is it that he should probably take the distance because Cody is so technical, he shouldn’t be in fist fights. He needs to just technically pick you apart ...

“We talked to him on the phone. He’s good friends with Ali (Abdelaziz). I’m looking out for him. I think his career, it blossomed in the beginning, and it’s just a lot of trial and error, and just fighting emotional has cost him.”

Do you think Henry Cejudo and his team can be the change Garbrandt needs at this stage of his career?


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