Henry Cejudo, a former two-division UFC champion, thinks he still has plenty of time to accomplish his mixed martial arts ambitions.
Cejudo, who won the freestyle wrestling gold medal at the 2008 Olympics, retired from competition in 2020 after successfully defending his bantamweight title against Dominick Cruz.
However, "Triple C" is back in the mix three years later. The former 125-pound and 135-pound champion made his Octagon comeback last month at UFC 288, when he attempted in vain to unseat Aljamain Sterling in the main event of the pay-per-view.
Cejudo has since recommitted himself to the goal of more ring success, even if it initially seemed as though a quick return to retirement was in the cards. On August 19, he will face Marlon Vera in UFC 292.
"My body's good, Brett. With my mind, it's just like, fed up. I could retire tomorrow. I could never fight again and be okay," Cejudo said. "It's all about the mind. My body could go for the next 10 years, honestly. I've taken care of my body. I stretch every day.
"Yeah, I get fat and I get big, but I've never had any injuries. My knees have always been good. Aside from ripping my shoulder in the Marlon Moraes fight... other than that, I got a good 10 years if I want to," Cejudo continued. "Do I want to do 10 years? I don't think so. But I'm here to have it all or I don't wanna be part of it."