Henry Cejudo Loses UFC Belt In Luggage
Henry Cejudo learned the hard way that you keep your championship in your carry-on, as the UFC flyweight champion would lose his clothes and his belt on a flight to Moscow this weekend.
Cejudo, who won the title earlier this year in an upset win over Demetrious Johnson, attended UFC Fight Night 136 as a guest of the UFC, and while the UFC would pay for a new wardrobe, the belt may take a while.
“Unfortunately, my belt is in my luggage,” Cejudo told reporters in Moscow. “So now, on top of my gold medal, now it’s my belt. I don’t know what it is about gold. I can’t keep it.”
Cejudo would lose the gold medal he earned at the 2008 Olympics for wrestling during the wildfires that swept through California in 2017.
“People ask me if I’m sad about it. Nah, I’m happy, bro,” Cejudo told ESPN when the fire occurred. “It’s weird because that type of adrenaline, you’re scared, but you’re challenged, too. You become courageous in something like that. It’s a crazy feeling knowing you may die.”
“Let’s be honest, material comes and goes. It’s the memories, it’s the legacy that comes with being a champion. I’m going to get a gold medal back. I’m going to get a belt back. But it’s the memories that come with that that makes it special.”
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