The former world champion in two weight classes was in line to feature at the TD Garden, Boston, on August 19th, 2023.
The news is a massive blow as Cejudo was looking to bounce back following his loss to Aljamain Sterling via a split decision.
And on top of that, the loss followed after a three-year hiatus out of the cage. As of now, the recovery is expected to take around 6-8 weeks which is a blow in his attempts to win back the bantamweight title.
Henry Cejudo withdraws from UFC 292 due to a shoulder injury, he announced on Thursday. pic.twitter.com/hRYHE40K6F
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) June 29, 2023
“Unfortunately due to my right shoulder, I won’t be able to fight. Guys, I’ve already torn my left shoulder, where I was out for about a year. I don’t want it to tear further than what it already is.
“There’s a tear in there guys. The cat’s out of the bag. It is actually a 50 percent tear,” Cejudo said
The news was also a massive blow for Vera, who was visibly frustrated. And yet, he did have some time to call out a replacement in the form of Petr Yan.
“Well, f**k, Yan step up,” Vera