Henry Cejudo returns to the mats

Henry Cejudo has officially returned to the wrestling mats. He will seek his second Olympic gold medal in 2012. Last Thursday, Cejudo practiced at the Olympic training center for the first time since winning his gold medal.

At the 2008 Olympic games, Cejudo became the youngest Olympic Champion in the history of USA Wrestling. He will return to competition for the first time in February when he wrestles in the Cerro Pelado tournament in Cuba.

During his hiatus from wrestling, Cejudo has hinted at the possibility of an MMA career. He has trained with several MMA teams including American Top Team and Team Alpha Male. With the addition of the bantamweight class to the UFC, Cejudo’s MMA career seems more likely.

Check Cejudo’s interview with USA Wrestling’s Jason Bryant.