Henry Cejudo is arguably the most accomplished athlete in MMA history. He won a gold medal in the 55 kg (121.2 lbs) division in Beijing 2008 Olympics. ‘Triple C’ was also the simultaneous champion of the UFC flyweight and bantamweight weight divisions.
The American fighter made his UFC debut in the year 2014 against Dustin Kimura at UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs. Miocic. He started his UFC career with a win against his opponent. Then, after two consecutive losses to Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez, the Olympian’s MMA career was on a decline. However, the glory he has achieved since then is spectacular.
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Henry Cejudo fought Demetrious Johnson in a rematch for the UFC flyweight title. ‘Triple C’ dethroned the long-reigning champion via split decision in a five-round fight to become the new champion. He also defended the title against TJ Dillashaw and saved the entire flyweight division from getting cut from the UFC roster.
After knocking out TJ Dillashaw in 35 seconds, Cejudo would move up to bantamweight to fight for the vacant title. Cejudo fought Marlon Moraes, and in a hard-fought battle at UFC 238 he knocked out Moraes to become a two-division champion.
His last fight was against Dominick Cruz, where he again defended the UFC bantamweight championship and vacated the title on May 24, 2020, after his retirement.
‘The Messenger’ has put together a 10-2 UFC record.
The fighter holds a stellar record of 16-2-0 in his MMA career. Cejudo won a gold medal in wrestling in 2008. Beijing was the host of the Olympics that year when Cejudo put the world on notice with a win over Tomohiro Matsunaga from Japan in the finale. He claimed three Performance of the Night and One Fight of the Night bonuses in the UFC.
The estimated net worth of Cejudo is over $2 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. For both his fight with TJ Dillashaw and Marlon Moraes, he got a fight purse of $440k dollars. He banked over $390,000 for his bantamweight title defense against Dominick Cruz according to The Sports Daily. These numbers do not include any undisclosed bonuses. ‘The Messenger’ earned $1,970,500 in his UFC career.
Apart from the earnings from UFC, Cejudo has some huge endorsements deal with Reebok, Everlast, MetroPCS, Onnit, and Body Armor.
|Nicknames||The Messenger, Triple C, King of Cringe|
|Born||February 9, 1987 |
|Weight/ Division||135 lbs (bantamweight)|
|Active Win Streak||6|
|Wins by Stoppage (Submissions & KO/TKO)||8 (T/KO & 0 Submission)|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Endorsements||Reebok, Everlast, MetroPCS, Onnit, and Body Armor|
|Title||Former UFC flyweight champion, UFC bantamweight champion|