Vince McMahon’s Loss Is Dana White’s Gain, Olympic Gold Medalist Henry Cejudo Chose UFC Over WWE

Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo will make his MMA debut at UFC 177, but he recently revealed that there was another offer on the table.

In an interview with, Cejudo revealed that he was also negotiating with World Wrestling Entertainment at the time the youngest Olympic wrestling champion in U.S. history chose to go with Dana White and company.

“It was something that was actually in the works,” Cejudo said. “One of their talent scouts saw me, met me and wanted to bring me in for an audition or whatnot. … They had reached out to me and wanted to get a feel of it.”

Cejudo would have followed in the footsteps of Kurt Angle, who won the gold medal in heavyweight freestyle wrestling at the 1996 Olympics and successfully transitioned into the professional wrestling.

“I’ve always watched WWE ever since I was a little kid,” Cejudo said. “But mixed martial arts right now is my No. 1 priority. Maybe WWE in the future, but as of now I’m sticking straight to the UFC and my fighting career.

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