UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo is undergoing surgery on his left shoulder after tearing a muscle during his win over Marlon Moraes at UFC 238, the fighter told ESPN's Ariel Helwani.
Cejudo's doctors told him he'll need approximately four-to-five months before being fully cleared to train, meaning he could be out for the remainder of 2019.
The double champion said he suffered the injury in the first round of his bout with Moraes on June 8. Despite the setback, he was able to TKO the Brazilian in Round 3.
Cejudo also injured his ankle prior to the UFC 238 fight while training, but said it won't require surgery.
The shoulder procedure is sideling the 32-year-old in the midst of a strong two-year run. After shocking Demetrious Johnson to capture the flyweight belt last August, Cejudo TKO'd T.J. Dillashaw in January and later became the fourth UFC fighter in history to be crowned champion in two different weight classes at the same time by defeating Moraes.