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Jon Jones Would Have No Chance Against Cain Velasquez Says Luke Rockhold

Light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones indicated last week that he was still eyeing potential ‘superfights’ in the heavyweight division, but according to Luke Rockhold, ‘Bones’ has “not a chance” of winning if he ever tried to face his team-mate and current heavyweight title holder Cain Velasquez. “Cain, just the storm that he can put on you, you can’t stop it,” Rockhold...
Via Fight Of The Night
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Luke Rockhold: Jon Jones does not stand a chance against Cain Velasquez

For years, MMA fans have discussed potential “super fights”, and more often than not they included Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, Georges St-Pierre, and Cain Velasquez. While nearly every super fight has failed to come to fruition, one potential superfight still hangs in the balance as current UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones could potentially make a move to...
Via Fight Hub TV
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brock Lesnar Making UFC Comeback

UFC - According to a recent report from Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer to be exact, Brock Lesnar is ready for a UFC comeback. The report indicates that Brock Lesnar will likely re-sign with the UFC once his WWE contract expires this spring. Lesnar intends to make another run at the Heavyweight Championship, currently held by Cain Velasquez. The former WWE champion and former...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Matchmaker: Is Kelvin Gastelum ready for a top contender fight?

Fabricio Werdum won the interim UFC heavyweight title. Will he get Cain Velasquez next in Mexico for real this time? Kelvin Gastelum stunned Jake Ellenberger with a first-round submission. How high in the welterweight division should he go? Ricardo Lamas pulled off the upset against Dennis Bermudez. Can "The Bully" earn another title shot soon? We'll try to answer those...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Texts from last fight: UFC 180 edition

With the assistance of comedian Adam Hunter of MMA Roasted, FOX Sports has obtained the transcript of a private group text message that transpired Saturday night during UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt. The texts were exchanged between Dana White, Cain Velasquez, Diego Sanchez and more. Warning: the screenshots below contain strong language and extremely poor taste.
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum wins but Cain Velasquez still the only real champion

In the history of the UFC, the interim title has been handed out on numerous occasions, but rarely has it ever ended well for the person claiming the belt. The heavyweight division has actually been riddled with interim champions over the years with everyone from Andrei Arlovski to Frank Mir to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira winning the belt at one point or another. Only Arlovski won his...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Rockhold: If UFC strips Cain Velasquez of title, it wouldn't be fair

MEXICO CITY -- Cain Velasquez has already been out of action for more than a year. Now, it's looking like he will not be able to return until the spring with another injury. UFC president Dana White told UFC.com this week that if Velasquez cannot be ready by March, the organization could strip him of the heavyweight title. Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt meet at UFC 180 on Saturday...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Cain Velasquez’s UFC 180 Fight Club Q&A

Unfortunately heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was not able to defend his title tonight at the UFC 180 event in Mexico due to an injury, but he will still be in attendance and yesterday he spoke to his Mexican fans at the show’s Fight Club Q&A session prior to the weigh-ins which you can watch in full below. —
Via Fight Of The Night
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez Q & A at UFC 180

The UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez may not be able to fight tomorrow night as initially planned, but that has not stopped the champ from making the trip down to Mexico to celebrate the UFC’s first event in the country. With Mark Hunt taking Velasquez’s place in the main event of UFC 180 against Fabricio Werdum, the champion will still be a part of the UFC festivities...
Via Fight Hub TV
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White Says Cain Velasquez Could be Stripped of UFC Title

Troubling news just keeps rolling in for UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. First, he found out he needed knee surgery that’d keep him out of UFC 180  in Mexico, then the UFC said it’d name an interim  champion while he recovered, and now he’s found out that he’ll be stripped of his title entirely if he doesn’t compete by March. Dana White told “The Download”...
Via BlackSportsOnline
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez Makes Clear Distinction Between ‘Interim’ and ‘Real’ UFC Champion

See that bling-bling Cain Velasquez is holding in the picture above? That’s the real UFC heavyweight championship belt. His hardware. Please don’t mistake it for the interim one that either Fabricio Werdum or Mark Hunt will be donning after UFC 180. Although a 265-pound title belt will be on the line in Saturday’s main event, Velasquez believes it’s a manufactured strap...
Via 5thRound.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez says he will fight Werdum-Hunt winner back in Mexico

MEXICO CITY -- Cain Velasquez's next fight will still be in Mexico. The UFC heavyweight champion said at UFC 180 media day Thursday here that the current plan is to have him take on the winner of Saturday night's bout between Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt in Mexico when Velasquez is ready to return from a knee injury. "They want me back," Velasquez said. "My return will be back here...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White: Cain Velasquez Could Be Stripped of UFC Title

If reigning heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (pictured) can’t shake the pesky injury bug and get back in the octagon by March, UFC president Dana White said he might be forced to pull the Dominick Cruz card on him. White told UFC.com Thursday that if Velasquez can’t return from the MCL sprain that forced him to pull out of Saturday’s scrap against Fabricio Werdum, which...
Via 5thRound.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Reasons to Watch UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt

The UFC embarks on a trip to Mexico for the first time ever this weekend as the interim heavyweight title is up for grabs in the main event when Fabricio Werdum meets Mark Hunt. An unfortunate injury to Cain Velasquez forced a switch in the fight about three weeks ago, but Hunt fresh off a victory over Roy Nelson jumped at the chance to compete for the belt. As it turns out, if Velasquez...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries Are Holding Cain Velasquez Back From Being The Best Of All Time

Dominant UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was supposed to headline this Saturday’s (November 15, 2014) UFC 180 pay-per-view (PPV) against No. 1 contender Fabricio Werdum in the first-ever UFC event in his family’s home country of Mexico, but a torn meniscus and sprained MCL suffered in training put an end to those promising plans. Velasquez’ knee surgery was the latest...
Via Fight Of The Night
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez Talks About Knee Issue That Nixed UFC 180 Title Fight

Cain Velasquez appeared on the latest edition of ‘The MMA Hour’ radio show on Monday to discuss his continued knee troubles that kept him from defending his heavyweight title at UFC 180 against Fabrico Werdum this coming weekend in Mexico. Velasquez had been set to come back after shoulder surgery which kept him out of action this year, but once he was back in training it became...
Via Fight Of The Night
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum 'disappointed' by Cain Velasquez's injury withdrawal

Fabricio Werdum is pretty serious about this whole title fight thing. Two months ago, he moved his entire camp -- coaches, training partners and all -- to Mexico, so his body would already be used to the altitude of Mexico City for UFC 180. Werdum is more prepared than he has ever been in his life and with UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez standing across the Octagon, he better...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez’s Knee Injury Worse Than Anticipated

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez just can’t seem to get any luck injury wise with it now emerging that his latest knee issue has turned out to be worse than was originally anticipated. Velasquez had originally been dealing with a slight tear to his miniscus during fight camp, but had intended to compete against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180 with it anyway. However, a slip...
Via Fight Of The Night
26 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC: Velasquez Out – Won’t Defend Title Against Werdum

MMA News, – According to reports, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will not be defending the heavyweight title at UFC 180 against Fabricio Werdum. This bout, which was scheduled to take place in Mexico City, was to be the first UFC big splash in the Latino MMA market. Werdum will remain on the card and will now face Mark Hunt in a interim title bout. Hunt is coming off of...
Via BadCulture
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Hunt ready for interim title shot at UFC 180 after Cain Velasquez injury

You have likely already heard the unfortunate news that UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez injured his knee and is out of his scheduled title defense against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180 in Mexico. Instead of scrapping the main event altogether, the UFC opted to put the interim title up for grabs, and asked Mark Hunt to step in on just under four weeks notice. The “Super Samoan”...
Via Fight Hub TV
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez Injured, Mark Hunt Gets Title Shot at UFC 180

It’s been a bad year for the UFC when it comes to main events and top fighters.  Georges St. Pierre has been out due to his “retirement” and then blowing out his knee.  Anderson Silva has been sidelined all year after his leg was shattered into a thousand pieces.  And it’s seemed like countless main event fights have been scrapped due to injuries and drug failures (um...
Via Between The Ropes
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez Out; Fabricio Werdum Fights Mark Hunt For Interim Title

Shockwaves have reverberated around the mixed martial arts world with the announcement that heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has had to pull out of his next title title defence against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180 in Mexico due to a torn meniscus. With a little over three weeks notice, the No.4 ranked Mark Hunt has now been drafted in to fight Werdum in the event’s headliner,...
Via Fight Of The Night
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Velasquez out of UFC 180 title defense; Werdum vs. Hunt interim title bout on for Mexico City debut

Unfortunately for Mexico City, UFC heavyweight kingpin Cain Velasquez will not defend his title in 2014. It was announced earlier today by UFC.com that the undisputed champion was forced to withdraw from his title bout against Fabricio Werdum on November 15th due to a knee injury he suffered during training. Luckily for fans of mixed martial arts in Mexico and all around the world...
Via Fight Booth
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez out; Mark Hunt vs. Fabricio Werdum for interim title at UFC 180

Disaster has struck the upcoming UFC 180 fight card for the promotion's debut in Mexico with heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez dropping out of the main event due to injury. Velasquez was returning for the first time in over a year after shoulder surgery sidelined the champion prior to filming for The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America picked up this summer. Now it appears he will...
Via Fox Sports
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez Injures Knee, Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt Fight for Interim Title at UFC 180

Reigning UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (pictured) has suffered a knee injury that will force him out of his November 15 title defense against Fabricio Werdum. As a result, UFC officials reported Werdum will now battle Mark Hunt for the interim heavyweight belt at UFC 180. “I’m so unbelievably disappointed that this happened,” Velasquez said. “To say I was looking...
Via 5thRound.com
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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