Beijing Olympic champion wrestler Henry Cejudo pulled out of his UFC debut fight Friday, citing medical reasons, according to UFC.
Cejudo, who became the youngest U.S. Olympic wrestling champion at 21 at Beijing 2008, was scheduled to fight Scott Jorgensen on Saturday. His withdrawal came hours before the weigh-in.
The son of illegal immigrants from Mexico, Cejudo’s story gained fame in 2008, and was told in a book, “American Victory.”
He did not qualify for London at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials and gave up wrestling to start a mixed martial arts career.
Cejudo missed weight for his previous two mma bouts and pulled out of one for “personal reasons,” according to SB Nation.
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Swimmers Allison Schmitt and Elizabeth Beisel hosted the Team USA Awards Red Carpet Show live on Facebook.
The show will air on NBCSN on Oct. 4 from 10-11 p.m. ET.
In the meantime, here are photos from the red carpet:
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC has sanctioned three boxers – two from Ireland and one from Britain – for betting on fights at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
The International Olympic Committee issued “severe reprimands” to Ireland’s Michael Conlan and Steve Donnelly and Britain’s Antony Fowler for violating the rules that prohibit betting.
None of the boxers won medals.
The IOC says all three placed bets on fights at the games, but adds that “there was no intent to manipulate any event.”
Athletes and officials are banned from betting on Olympic events and required to report any approach or suspicion of fixing.
The IOC says, in order to be eligible to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the three boxers must undergo an “educational program.”
The Irish and British national Olympic committees also received reprimands for “not having properly informed” their athletes of the betting rules.
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