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UFC double champion gives stern advice to Khamzat: “I’ve been there before”



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Henry Cejudo and Khamzat Chimaev. Photo Stefan Romare and via Instagram (@henry_cejudo)

Former UFC double champion Henry Cejudo had a hard time making the flyweight limit of 125 lbs in the beginning of his career. However, “Triple-C” was able to get things right as the career moved on, and eventually he came to both win flyweight and bantamweight gold.

In a recent interview with Helen Yee, he gave stern advice to No. 3 ranked welterweight Khamzat Chimaev, who missed weight at UFC 279.

“You won’t come back, if you don’t get your shit together, you won’t come back and ever make that weight again. Trust me,” Cejudo said. “Even if you have big balls, you won’t make it because when you’re off that much — just imagine, he’s struggling to make 178. He gave everything he had, his coach said his tongue was wide, he was vomiting, all that other stuff. I’ve been there before.”

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Cejudo belived Khamzat trains to much

According to “Triple-C”, Chimaev needs to tweak his training to be able to make the limit of 170 lbs.

“He’s probably training too much and that’s allowing his metabolism to eat more. There’s a way of doing it where you can still make weight, still feel good, while you’re not overworking your body, because even though you’re working your body, you can also miss weight. I used to do that, that’s the only reason why I say that,” Cejudo said.

The former double champion was impressed with Chimaev’s performance at UFC 279 but wants to see the No. 3 ranked welterweight get tested more in the future.

“I really wanted to see him up against a competitor who would really challenge him because then we would know how good he is, but Kevin Holland’s got a big hole and it’s called wrestling, and it was easy work for him,” Cejudo said.

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