It could be a while before Henry Cejudo has to make a decision on which UFC championship belt he defends next.
According to a report from ESPN, Cejudo will be sidelined four to five months after undergoing shoulder surgery to repair an injury suffered in his bantamweight title win over Marlon Moraes at UFC 238 on June 8.
Cejudo tore his subcapularis muscle, which is part of the rotator cuff. Given the recovery time, it is unlikely that the Olympic gold medalist fights before the end of 2019.
“The Messenger” became flyweight champion with a split verdict over Demetrious Johnson at UFC 227 last August and defended the crown with a 32-second stoppage of then-bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw at UFC Brooklyn in January.