MMA Fighter Says He Nearly Signed With WWE Before Signing A UFC Deal

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In an interview with MMA Junkie, Olympic gold medalist Henry
Cejudo (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) revealed that he was in talks with the WWE before he
eventually signed with the UFC. He will make his debut at UFC 177 against Scott
Jorgensen (15-9 MMA, 4-5 UFC) on the FOX Sports 1 preliminary card. The event
happens on August 30 at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.

On almost signing with WWE: “It was something
that was actually in the works. 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.”

On if he might wrestle in the future: “I’ve
always watched WWE ever since I was a little kid. 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. It might be worth trying it out some
day, but as of right now, I solely train and think about mixed martial
arts.”

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