Henry Cejudo Breaks His Silence After Brush with California Wildfire

UFC flyweight Henry Cejudo recently had his own experience with the tragic wildfires engulfing northern California. Now the fighter has come forward with his first statement since the incident.

Cejudo recently spent some time in a hotel while taking part in an Olympic retreat. However, the Olympic gold medalist did not evacuate from his hotel room once fire alarms began erupting throughout the complex. Once the wildfires had reached the hotel, Cejudo was put into a tough situation.

The fighter jumped off of a second floor balcony to escape the flames, but injured his foot in the process. Responding to the recent incident, Cejudo offered a statement over Instagram.

“Hey everybody just want to say thank you for the love and support. Prayers to all the families that lost somebody in the fire. I’m doing fine and my foot isn’t broken but I did burn my foot on the way down after jumping out the window.

“It’s just a long story but I’ll keep you guys posted when I do a interview. As of now I’m on my way to Natal, Brazil to take care of business at #ufc218”

Injuries or not, Cejudo is still ready to go for his upcoming match up against Sergio Pettis. The two will face off at UFC 218 on Dec. 2.