Why did Henry Cejudo part ways with longtime coach Eric Albarresin? It’s win or retire for Triple C

Henry Cejudo has certainly surprised many fans after his decision to step away from longtime coach Eric Albarracin ahead of his UFC 298 fight against Merab Dvalishvili.

Cejudo has previously made it clear that this weekend is a do-or-die situation for him after losing his comeback fight against Aljamaine Sterling last year. And now it looks like Triple C is making some serious changes in his retirement fight.

Sean O’Malley vs. Henry Cejudo (Credit – Yahoo)

The former two-division champion will make his UFC return at UFC 298 in Anaheim, California, looking to once again stake a stake in the UFC’s bantamweight gold. If Cejudo is victorious, he could face the winner of Sean O’Malley vs. Chito Vera scheduled for next month. Cejudo’s decision to no longer work with Eric Albarresin has certainly raised some eyebrows.

As a mixed martial arts coach, Albaresin has coached Paulo Costa, former UFC flyweight champion Davison Figueiredo, and Korean Zombie. During his illustrious career, he has helped train 13 world champions, and has been Cejudo’s coach since his Olympic trial days.

Henry Cejudo will work under a different coach for the UFC 298 fight

Many fans did not take well to the fact that Henry Cejudo decided to break the news on camera. However, many have praised Cejudo for doing whatever it took to win the fight. In this case, if it means parting ways with your longtime coach.

You were with me for my last Olympic Trials. You’ve been there for me, but right now… I want to let you know for this camp, I’m getting rid of a certain coach. You include.” Cejudo said on the UFC 298 countdown.

Cejudo further added, “Sometimes you’re too close to someone and people feel too comfortable.”

While changing coaches isn’t new to MMA fans, it’s safe to say that no one saw this one coming.

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