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Israel Adesanya should take a full year to come back stronger for Alex Pereira rematch, says Henry Cejudo

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Henry Cejudo recently discussed a possible Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira rematch and advised the former champion to take some time off.

Adesanya has been the most active UFC champion in recent years and has fought three times in 2021 alone. His most recent fight at UFC 281 was the first loss of his middleweight career, and it was also the first time he was stopped in MMA.

Henry Cejudo thinks ‘The Last Stylebender’ should step away from competition to develop his game, as well as to deal with injuries and health issues. ‘Triple C’ uploaded a video to their YouTube channel and discussed a potential rematch:

“You have to stop competing to start learning Israel. For you to improve…Because you become a fan on the outside. You start to see different opportunities. I wouldn’t be mad if you took a fucking year off. Take a fucking year off.

Watch the video below from 1:50:

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Henry Cejudo tapped into the well of his own experience away from the octagon. “Triple C” also spoke candidly about how time away from competition can benefit a fighter.


Henry Cejudo sees similarities between him and Kayla Harrison

Henry Cejudo recently took to Twitter to explain the similarities between his combat sports career and that of Kayla Harrison.

The dominant 2x PFL Women’s Lightweight World Champion will be looking to clinch the treble tonight. Harrison takes on Larissa Pacheco in the main event of the PFL World Championships.

“Triple C” and Kayla Harrison both have Olympic gold medals and have both been crowned champions of an MMA promotion. According to Cejudo, he might have to crown Harrison the new “Triple C” if she beats Pacheco.

Cejudo posted a tweet yesterday comparing the careers of the two martial artists:

“I see a lot of similarities between @KaylaH and me. Going from Olympic gold to MMA, and now a chance to have a triple. Damn, maybe I should call it THE NEW Triple C. Don’t miss that Kayla make history! Easy money.”

See the tweet below:

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By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org