'Triple C is out' - retired Cejudo officially vacates UFC bantamweight title

Though Henry Cejudo's manager questioned his fighter's retirement decision, the 33-year-old bantamweight champ confirmed he is done on Monday.

Henry Cejudo

Former UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo announced his shock retirement after retaining his title with a defeat of Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 on May 9.   -  Getty Images

Henry Cejudo expressed his gratitude to "Uncle" Dana White and confirmed "Triple C is out" after officially vacating his UFC bantamweight title.

Cejudo announced his shock retirement after retaining his title with a defeat of Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 on May 9.

Ali Abdelaziz, Cejudo's manager, later stated that he did not believe the 33-year-old had really quit.

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Yet Cejudo is no longer listed as the bantamweight champion and on Monday reiterated he is walking away from the sport, giving special thanks to UFC boss White.

He tweeted: "Thank you for the awesome experiences uncle @danawhite

"I will forever be grateful. Thank you for taking a chance on the sport that people thought would never make it.

"To all my coaches and fans it been a wonderful ride. Triple C is out "

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