Olympic wrestling gold medalist and current UFC flyweight top contender, Henry Cejudo took to Instagram to show some of the drills and exercises that make him one of the best athletes in the world.
Cejudo's combat sports career began in high school, when he captured four high school wrestling state championships (two in Colorado and two in Arizona). He then decided to skip college wrestling, and began training at the USA wrestling main facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado. There, Cejudo was able to secure a gold medal at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2007, and in 2008, Cejudo won gold at the Olympics in Beijing, China.
Now, the wrestling days are over for Cejudo, as he retired from competitive wrestling in 2012, but soon after, decided to take on mixed martial arts. Henry is 10-1 since beginning his MMA career in 2013, and has quickly cemented himself as one of the top fighters in the flyweight division. Just a a year into his career, he joined the UFC roster and tore through his competition, compiling four straight wins.
Earlier this year, at UFC 197, Cejudo challenged champion Demetrious Johnson for flyweight gold, but came up short, losing to the champion in the first round. That fight stands as his only loss in MMA, and he hasn't competed since.
The 29-year-old Cejudo is expected to face Joseph Benavidez on Dec. 3 at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale. Both fighters are the current coaches of opposing teams in the latest season of TUF.