A blast from the past has resurfaced, revealing UFC legend Henry Cejudo’s unexpected stint on the Japanese Ninja Warrior course back in 2008. The Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling, who later became a two-division UFC champion, showcased a different side of his athleticism on the iconic Ninja Warrior obstacle course.
Weird.MMA, an Instagram account, shared the footage, shedding light on Cejudo’s post-Olympic adventure. The caption disclosed that the decorated fighter participated in the 21st tournament of the Japanese Ninja Warrior course, known as Sasuke. Despite his impressive Olympic triumph, Cejudo encountered challenges, falling short in the second half of the first stage.
Online reactions poured in, offering a mix of amusement and appreciation for Cejudo’s daring move. Some fans humorously suggested he could’ve achieved “quadruple C,” while others admired his versatility beyond combat sports.
Cejudo, often referred to as ‘Triple C,’ transitioned from freestyle wrestling to MMA, leaving an indelible mark by holding both the flyweight and bantamweight UFC titles simultaneously. As he eyes a return to glory in 2024, fans eagerly await his next move.
In the realm of UFC, Cejudo faced a setback in May, suffering a split decision loss to Aljamain Sterling for the bantamweight title after a three-year hiatus. Undeterred, Cejudo has set his sights on a clash with Merab Dvalishvili, the number two-ranked bantamweight contender. While Dvalishvili’s recovery from hand surgery delayed the matchup, the anticipation remains high for a potential showdown in the coming year.
As a former two-division UFC champion, Cejudo’s journey continues, with the 36-year-old striving to secure his path back to UFC gold. The unpredictability of Cejudo’s career, from Olympic triumphs to Ninja Warrior challenges, keeps fans intrigued about what the next chapter holds for this multifaceted athlete.