The former two-division UFC Champion was unsuccessful in his return to competition, where he lost a split decision to current champ Aljamain Sterling at UFC 288. Cejudo’s defeat, his first since 2016, snapped a 6-fight win streak which included title wins over Demetrious Johnson, TJ Dillashaw, Marlon Moraes and Dominick Cruz.
While the decision of Cejudo’s close fight with Sterling could be disputed, the Olympian says he deserved to lose at UFC 288. With that in mind, Cejudo’s on a mission to prove without a doubt he’s the best bantamweight in the world.
“It’s not so much the loss, cause if I have a close fight like that, I deserve to lose,” Cejudo continued. “When you do win, it should be decisive and there should be no questions asked. So, I’m taking that mentality.
Cejudo was already motivated to become a two-time bantamweight champ, but now he has even more ambition to bounce back from his major setback and that starts with a whole new mindset.