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Monday, 03/17/2014, 05:30 pm

Velasquez Eyes November Return in Mexico

The UFC heavyweight champion has a month and a location in mind to make his return.

Cain Velasquez is still deep into rehabilitation from a shoulder surgery that followed his win over Junior dos Santos at UFC 166 in October.

Velasquez had successful shoulder surgery in December and is the process of returning to training.

“I’m towards the end of my rehab right now, more so trying to get that strength back. Still can’t train yet, but hopefully the doctor will clear me soon,” Velasquez said in a MMAWeekly article.

Velasquez has circled November as the month he will face the winner of the upcoming fight between Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne. Werdum, the No. 1 heavyweight contender, will face Browne at UFC on Fox 11 in April.

“I think November sounds good. I think with rehab and everything else that would give me time to get ready,” Velasquez said.“No predictions yet (on who will win between Werdum and Browne). I’m kind of favoring Browne a little bit more, but we’ll see what happens.”

Velasquez’s father is from Mexico and the two-time champ is eager to fight south of the border.

“It’s one of my dreams to fight there,” said Velasquez. “I’m gonna do everything in my power to make that happen.”


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