Henry Cejudo is a retired professional mixed martial artist who competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He was born on February 9, 1987, in Los Angeles, California, and is of Mexican-American descent.
Cejudo is a former Olympic gold medalist in wrestling, having won the freestyle wrestling competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He began his MMA career in 2013 and quickly rose through the ranks, winning his first UFC championship in 2018 when he defeated Demetrious Johnson to become the UFC Flyweight Champion.
Cejudo later won the vacant UFC Bantamweight Championship in 2019 when he defeated Marlon Moraes. He became the fourth fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight divisions simultaneously. In May 2020, Cejudo announced his retirement from MMA after successfully defending his bantamweight title against Dominick Cruz at UFC 249.
Cejudo is known for his impressive wrestling skills, explosive striking, and unorthodox techniques, such as his signature “Cejudo Slam.” He is also known for his brash personality and self-proclaimed nickname, “The King of Cringe.”
Since his retirement, Cejudo has made occasional appearances as a commentator and analyst for UFC events. He has also expressed interest in a potential return to the octagon, but as of 2021, he has not officially come out of retirement.