Earlier this week, it was announced that the 2020 Olympics would be postponed to 2021. Set to take place in Japan, a number officials, including the Japanese Prime Minister, made the decision to move the Summer Games at a time when the coronavirus is not affecting the world.
“In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the WHO today, the IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community,” the IOC said in a statement.
A wrestler who won gold in the 2008 Olympics, Henry Cejudo has always been proud of his accomplishment. The UFC Bantamweight Champion showcases his medal whenever and wherever he can. Like the IJF President and others associated with the Olympics, Cejudo is praising the decision to postpone the 2020 games, for the safety of everyone involved.
The former UFC Flyweight Champion stated the following to MMA Fighting:
“I think postponing the Olympics is the right thing to do. I mean if you don’t postpone the Olympics, there’s 10,000 athletes that compete, that are at the Olympic village from all over the world. I just think it’s the right thing to do right now.
“They’re going to have it. They’re going to have it in 2021 it seems like but I just think for the sake of the world, it should be postponed. For those athletes who are possibly hurt or need more time, I mean they’re going to have it now, which is such a good deal for a lot of people that go through injuries and what not. So, it’s a tough decision but it’s the right decision. I’m just glad I got my gold in in ‘08 without no problems.
“Sincerely, the greatest of all time, King Triple C.”
Cejudo is currently set to face Jose Aldo at uFC 250 for the Bantamweight Championship. The bout will take place inside Ginasio do Ibirapuera on May 9 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It is unknown if the fight will be pushed back due to the coronavirus.