Henry Cejudo as a Coach | Easily Explained

In this page we will go over who Henry Cejudo is, how he has transitioned into coaching, and a potential return.

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Who is Henry Cejudo?

Cejudo is known as one of the greatest combat athletes of all time. He is the only person to have won an Olympic gold medal in wrestling, and a UFC title. Cejudo would actually then move up a weight class and win another title at the same time, being one of the few 'Double Champions' in UFC history.

Cejudo would then defend his Bantamweight championship against an all-time great, Dominick Cruz. He would defeat Cruz via TKO and then would abruptly retire from the sport.

Many fans believed that it would be a temporary retirement as Cejudo was in his prime, but Cejudo explained that he wanted to start a family, and get into Real Estate.

Cejudo Transitions Into Coaching

Shortly after retirement, Cejudo would make waves as he transitioned into MMA coaching and immediately recruited elite fighters into his gym.

He would first convince Zhang Weili to join him in Arizona after she suffered her first loss vs Rose Namajunas.

After that he would also recruit Deiveson Figuereido, Jon Jones and Jiri Prochazka to join him.

Figuereido would attain immediate results as he would reclaim his belt and defeat Brandon Moreno in a 5 rounder.

Jon Jones, one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time, has decided to move up to the Heavyweight division and is training with Cejudo to make his debut into that new division.

Jiri Prochazka is fighting for the Light Heavyweight Championship against Glover Texeira, and has seeked Cejudo's help in wrestling to prepare for his title shot.

Even Claressa Shields, who is an undefeated Boxing powerhouse, has decided to ask for Cejudo's help in wrestling as she transitions into MMA.

Cejudo Teases Return

Although Cejudo has began to have success in his MMA coaching career, he has still made headlines as he has teased a return. His main reason for a return is to become 'C4' which is composed of an Olympic gold medal (1 C), Flyweight Champion (2C), Bantamweight champion (Triple C), and becoming the Featherweight champion will turn him into 'C4'.

He has been adamant about fighting Alex Volkanovski for the Featherweight championship, but the UFC has not seemed very interested in this match up.

In fact, Volkanovski would go on to explain that he was willing to fight Cejudo, but his name was never even brought up to him by the UFC.