Henry Cejudo offers to ‘rejuvenate’ Jorge Masvidal’s career with wrestling advice after he was ‘exhausted’ by Colby Covington at UFC 272 for third successive defeat
- Jorge Masvidal suffered defeat by his fierce rival Colby Covington at UFC 272
- ‘Gamebred’ was stifled by the superior wrestling of his opponent on Saturday
- Henry Cejudo has offered to help Masvidal brush up on some techniques
- He said: ‘My door will always be open if he decides to rejuvenate his career’
Henry Cejudo has offered to help Jorge Masvidal brush up on his wrestling skills after ‘Gamebred’ was overcome by fierce rival Colby Covington.
The former two-weight champion, now retired, extended an olive branch to the welterweight, who admitted he wishes he’d worked on that element of his game more early in his career.
Cejudo said on The Triple C & Schmo Show: ‘What I would do with ‘Gamebred’ is, you would want to make him more of a technical fighter.
Colby Covington (back) dominated the wrestling exchanges with Jorge Masvidal
Henry Cejudo has offered to help coach Masvidal to brush up on his technical skills
‘Sometimes he gets into these flurries. He’s too smart. If I was to help him out it would be with his distance game.
‘Keeping him at borders, like never allow anybody to get into the upper cutter-hook range and things of that nature, slipping through, going over the areas of concentration in wrestling, different little tricks because remember, I fought.
‘Wrestling and MMA wrestling, it is different and people need to realise.’
He continued: ‘There are things you can slip out of, and there’s things you’ve really got to defend, but you cannot get into these scramble positions like he did with Colby, which eventually exhausted him.
Covington won a decision against Masvidal in the main event of UFC 272
‘I think I would help out ‘Gamebred’ a lot. I like ‘Gamebred’ even though we stopped talking due to our management firms with Ali [Abdelaziz] and Abraham [Kawa]. I’ve always had so much love for that dude.
‘But my door will always be open for ‘Gamebred’ if he decides to rejuvenate his career. I believe I can help him tremendously.’
Masvidal has now lost three fights in a row, albeit against high class opposition but the 37-year-old is in desperate need of an upturn in fortunes.