Henry Cejudo is a well recognized Olympic gold medalist as well as a mixed martial artist who is known as the former UFC flyweight champion and UFC bantamweight champion. He is the fourth UFC fighter to hold two different weight class titles at once. Henry had announced his retirement on May 9, 2020, after knocking out Dominick Cruz in the second round. However, it seems Henry is willing to return to the scene to fight against Alexander Volkanovski and claim the UFC featherweight championship.
Learn more on Henry Cejudo and get to know more on his dating, girlfriend, net worth, and his retirement.
|Birth name||Henry Cejudo|
|Birthdate||February 9, 1987|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Height||5 feet 4 inches|
|Girlfriend||Amanda Dallago Chaves|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
Henry Cejudo Net Worth: $1 million
Henry had started his career as a wrestler after being inspired by his brother. He became a four-time high school state champion and later moved to Colorado to become a resident athlete at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. Henry bagged the Colorado state high school championships and was named the ASICS National High School Wrestler of the Year in 2006. In the same year, Henry also won the USA Wrestling national freestyle championship.
In Beijing Olympic, in the year 2008, Henry was qualified for 55 kg weight wrestling. He not only participated but also was the first to win the early two periods of the game and defeated Tomohiro Matsunaga, the Japanese wrestler. After that, in the year 2012 Olympic trail, Henry returned as a wrestler. However, he failed without qualifying for the Olympics and decided to retire from the world of wrestling.
After his retirement, Henry decided to make his career as an MMA fighter. His debut fight was on 2nd March 2013 with Micheal Poe and defeated him through TKO on the very first round. Then in the year 2013, he remained undefeated winning six games.
On 25th July 2014, Henry signed with the UFC. He is the third Olympic gold medalist wrestler, after Mark Schultz and Kevin Jackson. Also, in November 2018, Henry revealed that he had signed a six-fight contract with UFC. To date, the fighter has a record of 18 fights with 16 wins. In his last match against Dominick Cruz, Henrey announced his retirement. However, he later admitted that he would return if he was offered enough money. Later, his manager stated that Henry would return, but UFC officially vacated the bantamweight title and removed Henry’s name from their rankings. As of 2020, Henry Cejudo holds a net worth of $1 million.
Henry Cejudo: Girlfriend Or Wife?
Henry Cejudo might not be married at the moment, but he seems to be dating Amanda Dallago Chaves. He often features his girlfriend on his Instagram regularly, showering her with love and adorable captions. Moreover, Henry and his girlfriend share a similar love for sports, and the couple seems to be enjoying a strong bond. Although Henrey has not shared when and how they first started dating, Henry seems to be deeply in love with his girlfriend, and judging from their pictures, we believe that they have been dating for a long time now.
Henry’s relationship might be known to the public, but his recent words have caused some controversy. He recently said,
“If I ever comeback to MMA it’s going to be after your head your overgrown midget. I’d bet my Olympic Gold medal, my two belts and “my first girlfriend ever”, that you wouldn’t make it pass two rounds with Triple C!”
While many thought of Henry to be flaunting his girlfriend as a materialistic object, he was actually referencing a comment made by Sean O’Malley, who had said Henry retired because he had found his first girlfriend ever.
Short Wiki-like Bio
Henry Cejudo was born on 9th February 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA. The retired UFC fighter celebrates his birthday on February 9, which makes his age 33. Born as a second youngest child to Jorge Cejudo and Nelly Rico, Henry had a rough upbringing as he had to constantly move around LA due to his father’s drug and alcohol abuse. He and his family had fled to Mexico and later relocated to Arizona. Among Henry’s six siblings, his brother Angel Cejudo is an American freestyle wrestler.
The former UFC champion, Henry, holds an American nationality and comes from Hispanic ethnicity. He stands at a decent height of 5 feet and 4 inches and weighs 57 kilos.