Henry Cejudo has been retired for a hot minute now. The former two division UFC champion appears to have overplayed his hand and annoyed Dana White into completely ignoring his attempts to launch a comeback. In the mean time Cejudo has been working with many of UFC’s finest athletes in his own team. Among those Cejudo coaches are Jon Jones, Zhang Weili and Deiveson Figueiredo.
But his UFC tenure is probably less impressive than his Olympic Gold medal.
35 year old Henry Cejudo previously competed in the Olympic Games in Beijing and won gold in the 55 kg division. Cejudo was the youngest American Olympic Gold medalist in wrestling – he was just 21 at the time.
Besides coaching, Cejudo is also on the commentary team for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Eagle FC. Recently Nurmagomedov offered Cejudo a unique opportunity to help promote sports to kids in Dagesatan.
“We can do seminar, you know, freestyle wrestling, MMA, like just take pictures, give kids good energy,” Khabib Nurmagomedov told Henry Cejudo. “We’re gonna go to my village.”
“Khabib (Nurmagomedov), I’ve been to Dagestan – I’ve wrestled in Dagestan,” Henry Cejudo told Khabib Nurmagomedov. “Man, I would love to go to a tournament down there – if we’re gonna go, I’d love to see a tournament down there. Go watch these guys wrestle, but in the process, go and do a seminar. When I was in Dagestan, I didn’t win a match, dude. I wrestled three times and didn’t beat anybody, anybody!”