Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) today (Fri., Aug. 29, 2014) announced that Olympic gold medalist and world-renowned freestyle wrestler Henry Cejudo has withdrawn from his Octagon debut against Scott Jorgensen, which was scheduled for the upcoming UFC 177 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sat. (Aug. 30) inside the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.
For "medical reasons."
Cejudo captured gold in Beijing back in 2008, but failed to get past the Olympic trials when he returned to the mats in 2012. The 6-0 flyweight didn't start his mixed martial arts (MMA) career until March 2013, and at times has struggled to stay consistent on the scale.
Could that be the case again with the announcement coming so soon before the UFC 177 weigh ins? Hard to say, but it certainly doesn't look good for Cejudo, who also pulled out of his Damacio Page fight last May.
Jorgensen (15-9), meanwhile, finally got back into the win column after a dreadful three-fight skid. "Young Guns" secured a unanimous decision victory over Danny Martinez last June in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was hoping to get right back into the mix by playing spoiler in "Sac-Town."
UFC 177 will be headlined by the bantamweight championship rematch pitting reigning division kingpin, TJ Dillashaw, against Brazilian nemesis and ex-titleholder Renan Barao. In the co-main event, Danny Castillo and Anthony Ferguson butt heads in lightweight action.
For the revised UFC 177 fight card and line up click here.