Archive: Cain Velasquez

Dec 31, 2013 12:01 pm

2013 Year In Review: The Fights That Made You a Fan

2013 was packed with spectacular fights that did absolutely nothing short of top last year’s unparalleled excitement. This was certainly a great way to announce to the world that it was the UFC’s 20th anniversary and that things were only going to get bigger from here. As a fight fan for almost 4 years, I...

Dec 30, 2013 10:35 am

Brock Lesnar Is Set To Make His Return – Just Not In The UFC.

Brock Lesnar will not be returning to the UFC. After days of speculation, unanswered questions and rumors circulating around the MMA community, it appears that most of it was just a publicity stunt used to get Lesnar’s name in the media, prior to his return to World Wrestling Entertainment at tonight’s live Monday Night RAW...

Dec 26, 2013 4:40 pm

UFC Wants Barnett vs Browne Winner To Face Werdum

The UFC has plans to set up a fight for next year for a title elimination due to UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez being injured. UFC President Dana White stated today that the winner of Josh Barnett (33-6 MMA, 5-1 UFC) vs. Travis Browne (15-1-1 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) will face off against the extremely dangerous...

Dec 26, 2013 10:48 am

Travis Browne Fights To Provide His Children The Opportunities He Never Had

Motivation. Determination. A will to win. Most professional fighters have all of the above. Otherwise, they probably wouldn’t have made it to the professional level. When you’re faced with a tough training session, or months of isolation from your family and friends, or you’re in the middle of a grueling battle inside of the cage,...


Dec 21, 2013 11:19 am

BJPENN.COM’S 2013 Fighter of the year candidates

By Evan Stoumbelis This year has been a great one for fight fans, and as it’s winding down with its final card next Saturday it only seems right to reflect on the year and wonder who the UFC will pick as fighter of the year. In the meantime I have decided to take a look...

Dec 19, 2013 10:57 am

Anderson Silva: ‘Weidman Rematch For My Legacy’

“Sometimes you have good days for working, sometimes you have bad days for working,” said Silva. “My last fight was a bad day.” “I watch the last fight. And I see my technique and I talk to my friends and my coach and I don’t change too much. I train hard my mental because my...

Dec 17, 2013 2:25 pm

Georges St. Pierre Removed From UFC Official Rankings

After deciding to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport, Georges St. Pierre has now been removed from the UFC’s official rankings. The reason for this is that fighters who are retired are not eligible to be ranked. Ronda Rousey, who was previously unranked, has now been ranked number 10 in the pound-for-pound...

Dec 16, 2013 12:21 pm

UFC Will Delay Mexico Card Until Cain Velasquez is Healthy

Originally slated for sometime in early 2014, the UFC still intends to debut in the country of Mexico – but Dana White says that they’ll most likely wait for the UFC’s first Mexican-American champion Cain Velasquez to recover from surgery first (shown above).   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Following a successful shoulder surgery, Cain Velasquez...

Dec 16, 2013 11:49 am

Dana White Says No Interim Belts for Lightweight or Heavyweight Division

UFC President Dana White (above) said there will be no interim championships for either the lightweight or heavyweight division: despite both champions having undergone recent surgeries, White says that their returns are certain.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC lightweight and heavyweight champions, Anthony Pettis and Cain Velasquez, respectively, have undergone recent surgeries.  Pettis injured...

Dec 16, 2013 8:15 am

UFC On FOX 9 Ratings Up From Previous Event

UFC on Fox 9 had more viewers than UFC on Fox 8, but that isn’t saying much. The card, headlined by a flyweight title match between champion Demetrious Johnson and perennial number one contender Joseph Benevidez, ranked as the fourth worst for UFC on Fox cards in terms of viewership. The card had an average...

Dec 13, 2013 8:12 am

Dana White: Fabricio Werdum Will Fight Winner Of Travis Browne vs. Josh Barnett Fight

Following the UFC on FOX 9 pre-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White shed some light on the future of the UFC heavyweight division. Fabricio Werdum has stated that he would wait until UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez recovered from his shoulder surgery, but it seems as though White thinks that will not be the...

Dec 13, 2013 8:01 am

Fabricio Werdum Willing To Wait For Champ Cain Velasquez’s Recovery

Although UFC President Dana White has planned otherwise, Fabricio Werdum has the intention to wait until UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez recovers from his shoulder surgery before he  fights. According to Werdum, it is up to him whether or not he fights in the interim before Velasquez recovers. “They told me it’s my decision,” Werdum...

Dec 12, 2013 9:09 am

Cain Velasquez May Be Out For A Full Year Due To Injury, Werdum Not Likely To Wait

Nearly three months after his September 19th title defense against Junior Dos Santos, Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez underwent surgery for a torn labrum. He was supposedly feeling discomfort in his shoulder but at the time it was not deemed to require surgery. After a set of MRIs, it was shown to be serious enough to...

Dec 11, 2013 2:43 pm

QUICK TWITT | Cain Velasquez Shoulder Surgery A Success, Champ Currently In Recovery

UFC Heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, has gone under the knife for a torn labrum. Initially it was thought that the UFC’s personal ‘Brown Pride’ representative would not need surgery, but Cain and his medical team decided that the medical procedure was the right course of action. The champ is no stranger to surgery and the...

Dec 11, 2013 9:10 am

Junior Dos Santos Expects To Fight Josh Barnett Or Travis Browne Next

Junior dos Santos, after facing his second defeat at the hands of UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez, is confident his next fight will be against a big name. The two men he has in mind, Josh Barnett and Travis Browne, are set to face off this month at UFC 168. “I believe it would [make...

Dec 10, 2013 7:41 am

Daniel Cormier On Fighting His Friend Rashad Evans: I Have To Hurt Him

Daniel Cormier, the former Olympic wrestler and current MMA phenom has finally made the decision to go down to light heavyweight after compiling a 13-0 record in the heavyweight division. Unfortunately for him, his first test will be against his friend and former UFC light heavyweight champion “Suga” Rashad Evans. The fight will take place...

Dec 6, 2013 8:13 am

Fabricio Werdum to Train with Steve Mocco at American Top Team for Cain Velasquez Bout

UFC heavyweight fighter Fabricio Werdum (right) has a good thing going at Kings MMA in Southern California; but according to legendary coach and trainer Rafael Cordeiro, Werdum and team will be traveling to Florida to train with Steve Mocco at American Top Team for additional support as the fighter prepares to challenge UFC heavyweight champion...

Nov 28, 2013 7:27 am

Gabriel Gonzaga: “I Want To Be UFC Champion”

Gabriel Gonzaga, who once scored one of the most surprising knockouts in UFC history, a headkick knockout against feared striker Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, is now gunning for a UFC title. Gonzaga was released from the UFC roster in 2010 after a unanimous decision loss to Brendan Schaub, but got another chance after scoring an...

Nov 15, 2013 9:28 am

Dana White Says “Superfights Are Dead”

Over the past few years, fans have been hopeful of the idea of champion vs champion, top of the food chain elite fighters squaring off against each other, and now Dana White is saying that ship has sailed. “This whole superfight thing has been destroyed,” White told media during Thursday’s media scrum. “I think it’s...

Nov 14, 2013 10:44 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 3) | Cat Zingano Gives Her Take On Fighting Cain Velasquez

“I may get my butt kicked,” UFC women’s bantamweight fighter Cat Zingano said about fighting UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, “but he’d definitely remember we got in a fight.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was a passing comment that became an internet sensation when UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey told reporters that she...

Nov 13, 2013 10:22 am

VIDEO | UFC Stars Predict GSP vs. Hendricks

Cain Velasquez, Anthony Pettis, Demetrious Johnson and other UFC stars post split decisions whether George St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks will rise victorious at the UFC 167 main event.

Nov 8, 2013 8:30 am

Junior dos Santos: ‘My goal was, and still is, to become No. 1 again’

Despite suffering two devestating losses to Cain Velasquez in less than a year, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (16-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) isn’t giving up on his title aspirations. After dropping 2 of his past 3 fights to the rating heavyweight kingpin, JDS still believes that another notbale win could boost him back...

Nov 7, 2013 8:49 am

UFC Boss Explains Why Cain Velasquez is Not in Running for EA Sports Cover

Being UFC heavyweight champion comes with certain accolades.  Among those are the title of ‘baddest man on the planet,’ a Harley Davidson motorcycle, and of course, being on the cover of video games.  Unless you’re Cain Velasquez, who, according to UFC President Dana White, has opted out of the latter honor by choosing not to...

Nov 7, 2013 8:33 am

Velasquez Injured, Will Not Fight Werdum at UFC 172 in Mexico

Despite earlier reports that the UFC would be heading to Mexico in April, 2014 with a card featuring heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (above, left) facing Fabricio Werdum, both UFC President Dana White and the camp of Cain Velasquez have confirmed that fight will be delayed due to a Velasquez injury.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA...