After winning the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in freestyle wrestling at 121 pounds, Henry Cejudo is ready to test the waters of MMA. Before he debuts, Cejudo already has a number set for how many times fans should expect to see him in the next 10 months.
“I love to compete and my goal is to fight eight times this year,” said Cejudo on Inside MMA. “In wrestling I use to compete in 35 or 40 matches per year. The more I compete, the more I’m going to figure myself out and the easier the fights will get. That’s exactly what I did in wrestling and I’m going to transition it into mixed martial arts. There’s lots to learn.”
Cejudo lost in the trials for the 2012 Olympics and promptly retired from that part of his life. He recently inked a deal with Gladiator Challenge and is set to fight for them on March 24 from the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA.
No opponent has been named. Cejudo will start his MMA career as a bantamweight.