Henry Cejudo is an Olympic gold medallist wrestler,Former UFC flyweight champion, best-selling author and the only American to ever win a gold medal in freestyle wrestling. His success story is well worth reading.
Cejudo was born to parents Danny and Loreda in Phoenix, Arizona, where he grew up in a working-class family, and all this while benefitting from his father, who was a champion wrestler himself, but lost everything when Henry left for college. After he graduated college Henry began training with some of the best wrestlers in the world including his mentor Eddie Bravo, as he head big goals for himself.
The American kickboxer started as a wrestler, making it to NCAA Division I national champion with Oklahoma State University in 2003. After that, he became the youngest ever American athlete to win an Olympic gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He went on to make it big in MMA, eventually winning the UFC Flyweight championship at the age of 33 and has since become one of America’s most compelling MMA fighters. People always say that before you can achieve your goals you first have to believe that it’s possible. Henry Cejudo has been living proof of this point.
Henry Cejudo roasts himself on his height
Cejudo made his professional wrestling debut in 2007 and joined WWE in 2008. The Olympian has always been a wrestling fan, and he has described his experience of competing at Wrestlemania as a dream come true. Cejudo was matched up against TJ Dillashaw in his, and while he put up a good fight, he eventually lost the match. After a few years in WWE’s developmental branch, NXT, Cejudo was released from the company in 2014.
He then went on to compete in various independent promotions before signing with UFC in 2018. On March 3, 2019, Cejudo defeated UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson to win the title. There was no going back after that. “Dreams do come true”, Henry Cejudo tweets while looking back and reacting to his WrestleMania debut.