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Sunday, Jun 03, 2018

Henry Cejudo Inducted Into National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Henry Cejudo (photo via Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images)

By FCF Staff

Henry Cejudo has add another accolade added to his impressive, athletics resume, as the UFC flyweight has been inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

The 31 year-old, who won a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in wrestling, was quoted saying this about the honor at UFC.com:

“It’s an honor because it’s a reflection of who you are, of who raised you. That’s what being a Hall of Famer is. The saying is that it takes a village to make a champion. It’s true. I couldn’t do this without my coaches, without my brothers, without my mother, without my family. Without their support, a lot of this stuff wouldn’t be possible.”

“The sport brought freedom to me. I was always a kid who didn’t know how to express himself, and when I found wrestling, it was the best way I could express who I am. I was creative, I was rough, I was mean, I was nice. (Laughs) It’s all these emotions of who you are. Wrestling really is a sport where how you wrestle is how you are as a person. It resonates with who you are as a human being.”

As far as Cejudo’s MMA career, the flyweight contender is coming off a decision win over Sergio Pettis in December.

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posted by FCF Staff @ 7:00 am
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