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Tuesday, Dec 09, 2014

UFC on FOX 13: Henry Cejudo’s Ready For Octagon, Says Weight Cutting Issues Are Behind Him

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

By FCF Staff

Henry Cejudo is scheduled to fight Dustin Kimura at UFC on FOX 13 this Saturday, and the decorated wrestler believes the issues that postponed his Octagon debut, are well behind him.

Cejudo was scheduled to face flyweight Scott Jorgensen at UFC 177 on August 31st, but Olympic Gold Medalist wrestler encountered difficulties while cutting weight, and was pulled from the card.

Since then, Cejudo has decided to compete at bantamweight, and while speaking to UFC.com recently, here is some of what he had to say about his weight cutting issues:

“With what happened in August, I got bashed pretty bad,” Cejudo said. “But I’m looking forward and I’m looking to have a good performance. That’s the only thing I can promise. I think 135 will be an easy cut. I’m going to feel healthy. I’m going to feel good. It’s going to make fighting fun. Not to say that it wasn’t before, but I won’t be focused on the weight. I feel good. I’m from Phoenix, I was raised out here. I am a competitor. I want to fight. I want to get into the Octagon.”

Cejudo has gone 6-0 since he transitioned into pro MMA last year. Kimura (11-2), meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision loss to George Roop and has gone 2-2 in the UFC thus far

UFC on FOX 13 will be hosted by the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

posted by FCF Staff @ 4:19 pm
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