Former Olympic wrestling gold medalist won’t make his UFC debut at tomorrow night’s UFC 177 event as he’s had to withdraw after suffering a bad weight cut as he attempted to get down to the flyweight limit.
Cejudo had been set to face Scott Jorgensen on the preliminary portion of the event in Sacremento, but after suffering from cramps and nausea while still 4lbs above from the 126lb limit, UFC officials opted to pull him from the show.
The 27 year-old is reported to be ok now and have suffered no permanent damage, but nonetheless he was removed as a safety precaution.
Cejudo won a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the Beijing games competing at 121lbs in 2008. He began competing professionally in MMA competition in March of 2013 and has so far compiled a 6-0 record.
Today isn’t Cejudo’s first issue with cutting weight as his last two fights for Legacy FC both had to be fought at a catchweight of 128lbs after he failed to make the flyweight limit. With that in mind it seems like bantamweight would be a better fit for him in the future.
With Cejudo Vs Jorgensen scrapped, the already thin looking UFC 177 card now continues with just 9 fights, headlined by a bantamweight title rematch between TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao.