(Updated) UFC 177: Henry Cejudo Withdrawing From Octagon Debut Due to Medical Reasons
By FCF Staff
UFC 177 won’t feature the Octagon debut of Henry Cejudo after all, as the promotion has announced that the Olympic Gold Medalist wrestler has withdrawn due to “medical reasons”.
The official announcement did not include any specific details regarding Cejudo’s condition. The 6-0 fighter hasn’t made any statement yet about his withdrawal.
Cejudo was scheduled to fight flyweight vet Scott Jorgensen at the event, which will go down tomorrow at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.
UFC 177, which will feature bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw versus Renan Barao in the headliner, will proceed with nine fights.
(Update: according to a follow up report from MMA Junkie.com, Cejudo’s manager has confirmed that the fighter was pulled from the event, after experiencing complications during his weight cut. The flyweight was reportedly at 130 pounds by Thursday night)