BREAKING: Olympian Henry Cejudo Withdraws, UFC 177 Fight with Scott Jorgensen Cancelled

August 29, 2014
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Henry CejudoThe UFC 177 flyweight fight between former Olympian Henry Cejudo and veteran Scott Jorgensen has been cancelled mere hours prior to the event’s weigh-in.

“Due to medical reasons, debuting flyweight Henry Cejudo has been forced to withdraw from Saturday’s UFC 177 bout against Scott Jorgensen in Sacramento,” read a statement from UFC officials on Friday.

Although Cejudo has pulled out of several events in the past, primarily while fighting for Legacy Fighting Championships, UFC officials could not provide with any further details as to what caused the former Olympian to withdraw from the fight.

In the Beijing games of 2008, Cejudo became the youngest American wrestler to win gold, topping Japan’s Tomohiro Matsunaga. He then transitioned to MMA in early 2013, making his professional debut with the World Fighting Federation and earning a first-round finish.

Cejudo spent his last two fights under the Legacy Fighting Championships banner, earning two unanimous decisions before signing for the Jorgensen fight in the UFC.

With the fight cancelled, UFC 177 will proceed with nine bouts.

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  • Darin

    No big deal. This card is so stacked it can afford to lose this fight….

  • shakejunt

    at least lineker makes it to the weigh-in’s

  • T. M.

    So Jorgensen doesn’t get paid. This idiot should have to at least cover his training expenses.

  • We.Are.Legion

    Whats the matter fat boy, couldnt make weight again? Homie is 5ft4, how can he not make 125?