Henry Cejudo has criticized Marlon Vera's performance at UFC 299

Former multi-division champion Henry Cejudo has criticized Marlon Vera’s performance at UFC 299.

Marlon Vera locked horns against Sean O’Malley in a rematch for the bantamweight title on March 9. The title clash headlined the card that took place at the Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida.

The bout turned out to be a one-sided affair where ‘Suga’ outclassed his opponent for the majority of the 25-minute duration. In the end, Sean O’Malley was declared the winner by unanimous decision. The three judges scored the contest 50-45, 50-45 and 50-44 in favor of the 29-year-old.

In the latest episode of the Pound 4 Pound podcast, ‘The Messenger’ showered praise on O’Malley for his striking skills. Henry Cejudo then proceeded to express his disappointment with ‘Chito’ and claimed that the Ecuadorian’s one-dimensioned approach to the fight resulted in his loss.

“Sean’s f**king good, man. When it comes to striking, he’s got good fakes… he’s a lot tighter, his distance was better. I mean he was able to really pick [Marlon Vera] apart… I’m a bit disappointed with ‘Chito’ because I’m thinking ‘Chito’ is gonna at least fight him, at least attempt a takedown but ‘Chito’ never attempted anything. Flat-footed, never faked… It was a striking war. ‘Chito’ never brought it. This is the same reason why he’ll probably never touch a UFC title because they just focusing on striking.”

Check out Henry Cejudo’s comments on Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera 2 from the 31:20 mark below:

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