The former UFC double champion and Olympian, Henry Cejudo went on Instagram on Thursday night to break the news about his newborn baby. He shared a picture of the baby held by her mother, Brazilian model Ana Karolina, Cejudo’s fiance.
In the Instagram post, Cejudo expressed his happiness while he welcomed his newborn to this world. The baby was born at 4:26 am. As decided earlier by the couple, the baby’s name is America Maria Cejudo.
According to the superstar, it’s a very surreal feeling and the responsibility of being parents is very massive. Cejudo promised to deliver everything as a parent that he failed to get from his upbringing. ” We promise to love, encourage discipline, and to have a relationship with you my baby America,” wrote Cejudo. Cejudo ended the caption by writing that the couple is extremely excited to welcome their child to this beautiful world. ” America Maria Cejudo ” wrote Cejudo.
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Cejudo announced his retirement from the sport in May 2020 after he successfully defended his UFC Bantamweight title against Dominick Cruz at UFC 249. Since the shocking exit from UFC, the American has teased his potential return from time to time.
In the post-retirement speech, Cejudo revealed his eagerness to spend most of his time as a normal human being, not as an MMA fighter and spending time with his friends and family.
A month after his retirement, Cejudo took to Instagram and announced his engagement to his girlfriend, Ana Karolina. ” Since nobody in the UFC could make me bend the knee. I was forced to bend it to the love of my life, ” wrote Cejudo. On top of the engagement, the couple was also expecting a baby girl at that time.
Will Henry Cejudo return to fight Alexander Volkanovski?
It’s been some time since Cejudo expressed his potential return to the UFC. The former Champion showed interest to fight with current Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski in the future. After Volkanovski’s successful title defense against Brian Ortega at UFC 266, Cejudo didn’t waste any time asking UFC President Dana White for the fight.
Volkanovski’s reaction to Cejudo’s proposal was pretty obvious as the champion declared Cejudo’s behavior desperate. According to the Australian, he has great respect for the fighter but as the division is stacked with great contenders he is waiting for Max Holloway to fight next. Even Dana White mentioned the same while answering about Cejudo’s return.
So, it is hard to tell if Henry will return to fight for a championship title right away. However, if he does, he will certainly bring the daughter’s luck with him.