Report: Olympic Gold Medalist Henry Cejudo Negotiating Contract with UFC

By C.J. Tuttle Jul 23, 2014
Henry Cejudo could soon be moving to the Octagon. | Robert Lopez/

One day after withdrawing from the main event of Legacy FC 34, Olympic wrestling gold medalist Henry Cejudo is reportedly in contract negotiations with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Fox Sports reported the news during Wednesday’s episode of “UFC Tonight.” Although he was unable to give specifics, Legacy Fighting Championship promoter Mick Maynard on Tuesday told that Cejudo pulled out of his Aug. 29 bout for “a good reason.”

Cejudo is 6-0 since beginning his MMA career in March 2013, including decision wins against Ryan Hollis and Elias Garcia under the Legacy banner. However, the Arizonan failed to make the flyweight limit for both Legacy appearances, and it is likely a move to the UFC would draw even more scrutiny for his prior weight issues.


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