Cain Velasquez News

Oct 24, 2017 5:59 am

Heated Cain Velasquez goes off on Jon Jones

Shortly after Jon Jones knocked out Daniel Cormier to reclaim the UFC light heavyweight title, it was announced that he had failed a pre-fight drug test. As a result, his knockout win was overturned and the light heavyweight strap was returned to Cormier. While Cormier is once again the champ, and Jones is facing a...

Sep 20, 2017 7:37 am

Coach Javier Mendez gives update on Cain Velasquez’s condition

Cain Velasquez is one of the greatest heavyweights alive. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been very active over the last few years, as he’s been sidelined by a hellish procession of injuries. Velasquez’s latest injury issue pertained to his back. Though he recently went under the knife to correct this issue, his coach Javier Mendez claims the...

Sep 7, 2017 12:49 pm

VIDEO | Cain Velasquez May Not Return This Year But For a Good Reason

Stipe Miocic has systematically taken out the best of the best: Mark Hunt, Andrei Arlovski, Fabricio Werdum, Alistair Overeem, and Junior dos Santos. That’s a murderer’s row of murderer’s rows. As Miocic enjoys an incredible reign as the UFC heavyweight king, there is one fighter that he hasn’t been tested against. Former heavyweight champ, Cain...

Aug 3, 2017 6:46 am

Luke Rockhold hints that Cain Velasquez could return for title fight very soon

It has now been more than a year since Cain Velasquez’s last fight, a July 2016 mauling of the ever-dangerous Travis Browne. This, of course, is not for lack of trying. The former heavyweight champ was briefly scheduled for a December rematch with Fabricio Werdum, but unfortunately withdrew from this fight with the latest in...

Jul 19, 2017 6:23 pm

BREAKING! Stipe Miocic will defend his heavyweight championship at UFC 216

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will attempt to defend his strap for the third time at UFC 216 on October 7 in Las Vegas when he squares off with former division kingpin Cain Velasquez. The fight was first reported to be in the works on Monday evening by BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor and was later confirmed...

Jul 17, 2017 4:42 pm

Report | Stipe Miocic vs. Cain Velasquez title fight being targeted for UFC 216

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic (17-2 MMA) successfully defended his title for a second time at May’s UFC 211 event in Dallas, where he scored a first-round TKO victory over former division title holder Junior dos Santos. The victory served at Miocic’s fifth in a row, as he had previously scored finishes over Mark Hunt,...

May 27, 2017 12:42 pm

Report | The UFC already has an opponent in mind for Stipe Mioicic’s next title defense

Report | The UFC already has an opponent in mind for Stipe Mioicic’s next title defense UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic (17-2 MMA) successfully defended his title earlier this month at UFC 211 in Dallas, where he scored a first-round TKO victory over former division title holder Junior dos Santos. The victory served as Miocic’s...

Mar 31, 2017 11:21 pm

BREAKING! Jon Jones returns at heavyweight against a former champion

Jon Jones returns at heavyweight against a former champion! Former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon “Bones” Jones is making his long-discussed move to the promotions heavyweight division. News just broke that Jon Jones will return to the octagon at July’s highly anticipated UFC 213 pay-per-view event where he will square off with former UFC heavyweight...

Mar 10, 2017 9:32 am

Cain Velasquez ‘rarely’ training according to coach, won’t fight soon

To close out 2016, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez looked to build momentum on his UFC 200 win over Travis Browne, which returned him to the win column following his UFC 188 loss to Fabricio Werdum. Velasquez was set to step into the Octagon for a rematch with Werdum, to determine the heavyweight #1...

Jan 30, 2017 11:14 am

Francis Ngannou calls for fight with Cain Velasquez

Last Saturday, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Denver, Colorado, French-Cameroonian heavyweight prospect Francis Ngannou faced the biggest test of his career in former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. The rising star passed this test with flying colors, thumping Arlovski to a first round TKO victory. With this win, Ngannou continues his...

Jan 15, 2017 3:02 pm

Fabricio Werdum: it’s time to “get the fight back with Miocic”

For most of December, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum expected to close out 2016 by rematching a fellow former champ in Cain Velasquez. The two heavyweight greats were expected to throw down on the main card of UFC 207 on December 30. Unfortunately for everyone involved, however, Velasquez was forced out of this anticipated...

Jan 6, 2017 10:31 am

Cain Velasquez undergoes successful surgery

Late last month, former UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez was forced out of a planned rematch with Fabricio Werdum with a back injury. Velasquez has now undergone a successful surgery to correct that injury. News of Velasquez’s successful surgery comes from Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com, who spoke with Velasquez’s coach, Javier Mendez. “He had successful...

Dec 28, 2016 11:08 pm

Cain Velasquez releases lengthy statement on UFC 207 situation

This past weekend, unfortunate news surfaced that former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez had been pulled from his scheduled UFC 207 scrap with Fabricio Werdum just days before the fight after the NSAC deemed him medically unfit to fight. The news came as quite a shock given that Velasquez stated pre-fight that he had been...

Dec 28, 2016 9:39 am

Ben Rothwell: Cain Velasquez used media to get himself pulled from UFC 207

Unfortunate news surfaced this past weekend that former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez had been pulled form his scheduled UFC 207 fight with Fabricio Werdum on December 30th after failing an extra pre-fight medical screening following news of a back injury he endured during training camp. Velasquez had been very open about the fact that...

Dec 27, 2016 12:26 pm

Fabricio Werdum questions Junior Dos Santos’ sexuality

Unfortunate news surfaced this week that former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez had been forced out of his scheduled UFC 207 rematch with Fabricio Werdum this Friday. While the fight was expected to see one man crowned the heavyweight #1 contender, Velasquez was pulled from the fight after it was determined that he was medically...

Dec 26, 2016 8:44 am

Statements from NSAC and UFC on Cain Velasquez’s removal from UFC 207

If you’re a Cain Velasquez fan, your Christmas Eve was likely dealt a significant blow this year. As Santa Clause geared up for another trip around the planet, we learned that the former heavyweight champion had been pulled from his planned UFC 207 bout with fellow former champ and recent foil Fabricio Werdum. In the...

Dec 24, 2016 3:08 pm

NSAC director Bob Bennett confirms Cain Velasquez off UFC 207

Unfortunate news surfaced Saturday afternoon that former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez had been pulled from his upcoming UFC 207 scrap with Fabricio Werdum just days before the fight due to medical reasons. While Velasquez was quick to refute the reports, stating that as far as he knew, the fight was still on, NSAC director...

Dec 24, 2016 2:31 pm

Cain Velasquez responds to reports of fight being cancelled

Saturday afternoon reports began to surface that former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez had been pulled from his UFC 207 fight with Fabricio Werdum on December 30th due to medical reasons. The report came after Velasquez revealed several important bits of information over the course of the last week regarding a back injury he dealt...

Dec 24, 2016 9:18 am

Cain Velasquez ready to “beat Werdum’s ass”

At UFC 207 on December 30th, former UFC heavyweight champions Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum will square off in a highly anticipated heavyweight #1 contender fight. In addition to a title fight with Stipe Miocic being on the line, the fight will give Velasquez a chance to avenge his UFC 188 loss to Werdum. In...

Dec 21, 2016 9:11 pm

Cain Velasquez using CBD Oil to relieve pain from injury 9 days out from fight

With just nine days to go until UFC 207, where former heavyweight champions Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum are set to have a highly anticipated rematch for the heavyweight #1 contender spot, many fans will likely be shocked to hear that Velasquez is dealing with a pretty significant injury. During his training camp for the...

Dec 1, 2016 8:36 am

Cain Velasquez set to have surgery after fight with Fabricio Werdum

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is currently gearing up for his UFC 207 scrap with Fabricio Werdum, which will not only serve as Velasquez’ shot at redemption at ‘Vai Calvao’, but also as the heavyweight #1 contender fight. Ahead of the fight, both men are coming off wins, which returned them to the win...

Oct 18, 2016 7:43 am

Junior Dos Santos Suggests Cain Velasquez was on PEDs When They Fought

In late 2011, Junior Dos Santos planted a bomb behind the ear of then heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. A few followup ground-strikes later, and the heavyweight title was his. Given that this title-winning knockout occured in just 64 seconds, however, many fight fans felt that they hadn’t actually seen Dos Santos and Velasquez fight. We’d...

Sep 18, 2016 11:39 am

Cain Velasquez Would Love to Fight in Mexico City Again, But He’d Prepare Differently

When Cain Velasquez defeated Junior Dos Santos for the second time in late 2013, the sky looked like the limit. The Mexican-American heavyweight champion had come out on top in one of the greatest rivalries in heavyweight history, and was poised to move on to new and exciting challenges. Unfortunately, Velasquez then spent almost two...

Sep 15, 2016 11:30 am

Cain Velasquez weighs-in on potential Jon Jones immediate title shot

Leading up to UFC 200, all signs pointed to former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones and UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier having their highly anticipated rematch in the main event of the bout. Both fighters made it to fight week uninjured, and were taking part in their media rounds ahead of the fight....

Sep 15, 2016 7:37 am

Cain Velasquez calls for Fabricio Werdum rematch

When Cain Velasquez returned to the Octagon and defeated Junior dos Santos at UFC 155 to reclaim the UFC heavyweight championship, many believed that Velasquez would reign as the UFC’s heavyweight champion for quite some time. Unfortunately for Velasquez, he defended the belt twice before meeting Fabricio Werdum in the Octagon at UFC 188. Werdum...