UFC flyweight contender Henry Cejudo reportedly injured himself as he fled the wildfires that have swept across Northern California’s “Wine Country” region.
Deadly fires continue to ravage California’s famed Wine Country region. As of Tuesday, at least 11 people have been killed due to the wildfires in the Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino counties.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, UFC flyweight contender Henry Cejudo, who was in Santa Rosa attending NFL legend Ronnie Lott’s celebrity fundraiser, suffered an injury while escaping the fast-moving blaze.
“UFC fighter Henry Cejudo didn’t evacuate from the Fountaingrove Inn in Santa Rosa and broke his ankle jumping from a second-story balcony,” the report said.
Matheus Aquino, who manages Cejudo’s training partners, Patricky and Patricio Freire of Bellator MMA, later tweeted that this story was true.
Cejudo (11-2) is coming off a spectacular knockout win over Wilson Reis at UFC 215, and was slated to fight Sergio Pettis in a likely #1 contender’s matchup at UFC 218 on December 2nd in Detroit. That fight is obviously now in jeopardy, although UFC officials haven’t mentioned anything about the status of the 2008 Olympic gold medalist.
Bloody Elbow will have updates on Cejudo as more details become available.