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Cain Velasquez 'feels much better,' cleared to resume regular training in 4-5 weeks

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez says that he is "feeling much better" after undergoing orthoscopic surgery on Monday to relive the pain that forced him to withdraw from his headlining title bout against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 196.Velasquez revealed that he had the surgery to "remove bone fragments that were irritating the sciatic nerve" via a Facebook post Wednesday...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Saturday Bar Talk: Cain Velasquez Edition

  Stop me if you’ve heard this before ….but Cain Velasquez is hurt.  Yes, yes, I know.  Please remove your jaw from the floor. Yes, the former heavyweight champ is injured yet again and out of his UFC Heavyweight title rematch with Fabricio Werdum, setting forth a domino effect that got the yearly Super Bowl mega-PPV demoted to Fox Sports 1 and left us with Stephen Thompson...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 196 loses 2 main events in 2 days

When news hit yesterday that Cain Velasquez’s quest to become a 3-time UFC heavyweight champion would be delayed due to a back injury, Ohioan Stipe Miocic was called upon to step up to take on Fabricio Werdum to create a new and even more intriguing UFC 196 main event. Earlier today, Werdum decided to pull out of the new main event himself. In an interview with MMAJunkie, Werdum...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez issues apology after dropping out of UFC 196

Injuries have robbed former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez from fighting consistently for the past few years and he suffered another setback this week when he was forced to pull out of a title fight against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 196.Velasquez suffered a back injury that caused him to drop out of the contest and Stipe Miocic ultimately replaced him in the new main event taking...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez Issues Statement Regarding UFC 196 Withdrawal

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has issued a statement explaining his decision to pull out of his title rematch with Fabricio Werdum at UFC 196 just two weeks before fight night. In the statement posted on Facebook Velasquez explained that an ongoing issue with his sciatic nerve that was threatening to cause him longer […]
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez Discusses Latest Injury Setback

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (pictured) and the injury bug are no strangers, and they’re far from BFFs. On Sunday, UFC president Dana White announced a back injury had forced Velasquez out of his immediate rematch with champ Fabricio Werdum at UFC 196. Stipe Miocic would serve as last minute substitute just 13 days before showtime. The back injury is just latest...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez out; Stipe Miocic now faces Fabricio Werdum at UFC 196

An injury to Cain Velasquez has forced a change to the UFC 196 main event with Stipe Miocic stepping up to replace him against Fabricio Werdum in the heavyweight title fight at the top of the card.UFC president Dana White made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday.White stated that Velasquez suffered a back injury that forced him out of the fight and his chance to reclaim the heavyweight...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez: I’ve been in this position before, and I will win again

Cain Velasquez (13-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) is preparing for his fight with Fabricio Werdum (20-5-1 MMA, 8-2 UFC), which goes down at UFC 196. This will be a rematch from their UFC 188 fight which saw Werdum submit Velasquez in the third round at to become the UFC heavyweight champion. Velasquez recently spoke with about the upcoming fight and during that interview, he explained...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum submits Cain Velasquez at UFC 188

Maybe Cain Velasquez was a lot more rusty than most people expected entering his fight against Fabricio Werdum. Velasquez, who hadn’t fought in a year and a half, lost to Werdum by third-round submission at UFC 188 on Saturday night in Mexico City. The former UFC heavyweight champion showed signs of being gassed towards the...Read More
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June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 188: Cain Velasquez Fueled By Mexican Pride In Upcoming Title Fight

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The large, elaborate lettering is impossible to miss when Cain Velasquez takes off his shirt. Two words are stenciled prominently in a semi-circle upon his upper chest. Brown Pride. Velasquez is a serious man of relatively few words, preferring to let his ruthlessly efficient actions inside the Octagon speak for themselves. But the reigning UFC heavyweight champion...
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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