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    Henry Cejudo announces retirement after controversial stoppage win over Dominick Cruz

    May 10, 2020
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    HENRY Cejudo defended the UFC’s bantamweight belt with a surprising stoppage win over Dominick Cruz, then announced he is walking away from MMA.

    The 33-year-old Cejudo says he is happy with what he has achieved in the sport, retiring after a match that was stopped in the second round even as Cruz looked to be trying to get up after getting his with a knee UFC 249 on Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida (Sunday, Manila time).

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    Freestyle wrestling gold medalist in the Beijing Olympics, Cejudo thus becomes the first to win by knockout over Cruz, twice former UFC bantamweight champion.

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    “I’ve done enough in the sport,” said Cejudo.

    “Since I was 11 years old I sacrificed my whole life to get where I’m at today. I’m not going to let anyone take that from me,” he added.

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    It was Cruz’s first fight since a points loss to Cody Garbrandt in 2016.

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