Northern California is currently being demolished by a wildfire that has already killed 11 people and has does countless amounts of money in damage to the state.
UFC fighter Henry Cejudo was in the region attending a charity event and while staying in a hotel, was evacuated and he suffered burns to his foot after jumping from a second floor balcony.
“He woke up to the fire alarm, but he thought it was just a false alarm so he went back to sleep,” Cejudo’s manager in Ali Abdelaziz told MMA Junkie. “He woke up at 4 a.m. to his room being filled with smoke. He had no choice but to jump (from the balcony) on the second floor. He landed on some fire and burned his foot. He’s safe.”
Besides the injuries after jumping from the second floor balcony, the UFC fighter also lost some personal assets and that includes his Olympic gold medal.
Cejudo took to Instagram to provide an update:
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
Despite what happened to him due to the wildfire, the flyweight contender is expected to still fight Sergio Pettis this coming December at UFC 218.
UFC 218 takes place on Saturday, December 2 from the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan with Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.