Velasquez Not Yet Cleared To Train, Eyeing TUF Coaching Slot

April 23, 2014 8:41 pm by bjpenn.com staff 5 Comments

In a report coming out of today’s ‘UFC Tonight’ on FOX Sports 1, UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez has still not received full clearance from doctors to train.

The UFC was hoping to bring their show down to Mexico this November, but have insisted they will not make the leap down south unless they can book Cain on the card.

UFC on FOX correspondent Ariel Helwani broke it down:

“I spoke to his wrestling coach and he told me that Cain’s doctor cleared him to use his right hand in training two weeks ago, but he’s not sure if Cain’s ready to use the left hand yet. He’s not sure if he’ll be ready by November. He said he won’t rush into the fight that’s targeted for then. He won’t fight until he’s 100 percent. There’s talk of Cain coaching THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER Latin America, and the UFC has approached him about it, and they could film it in May in Las Vegas. It would be a likely scenario that he’d coach against Werdum now.”

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