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Report: Shoulder Injury Could Shelve UFC HW Champ Cain Velasquez For At Least 6-8 Months


("Two can play at this Mexican voodoo bullshit.")

According to a report by MMAFighting’s Mike Chiappetta, recently-crowned UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has sustained a shoulder injury that will prevent him from training and competing for the next six to eight months.

The story was confirmed by Dana White, although the UFC president would not say how Velasquez, who won the title two months ago by defeating Brock Lesnar at UFC 121, sustained the injury or whether or not it would require surgery to repair. White says he is optimistic that the Mexican-American fighter will be able to return by summer to face number one contender Junior Dos Santos who has been promised the first crack at the new champion and has been in holding pattern waiting for his shot since August after he earned his shot by beating Roy Nelson at UFC 117.

Although a date for the heavyweight bout had not yet been confirmed prior to Velasquez’s injury, the clash was rumored to be penciled in for some this spring.


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PERPATRAITOR- January 1, 2011 at 2:14 pm
Brock is a "freak show" that worked. Haters gonna hate!
PS Lol ----->@dazed if your gonna hate that's how to do it.
DazedNConfused- December 30, 2010 at 3:41 pm
lol Brimmstone, the next fight Brock will win will occur in the fictitious world of WWE. He beat Frank Mir twice (LOLZ), and old ass Randy Couture to capture the "heavyweight strap".
Buddy got exposeddddd. If anything it shows Cain will beat him over and over since Brock runs with his head down (eyes closed as well) when any punches are thrown, as well Overeem would school him as well asss JDS, FEDOR.

Brocks a bum. Only real fight he will ever win again will be against baby animals he's hunting, and that weird whore-ish looking wife of his in a penetration contest. And that'll be some split decision shit.

Overeem eats Horse meat, Brock country sucks Horse Cock. Big difference.

Troll rampage ended. But in all seriousness, the dude sucks.
Morningwood- December 30, 2010 at 9:37 am
how long will it take someone to paintshop an "object" into Brock's mouth in the caption photo.
Fried Taco- December 30, 2010 at 7:56 am
Yet another Shake Weight injury. Damn those things are dangerous!
El Famous Burrito- December 30, 2010 at 6:47 am
And yet his father is still chucking 50 pound boxes of lettuce around at the age of 65 or whatever. Señor Velasquez would just take a shot of tequila, show up at 4am, and work for his 30 bucks a day.

Cain is a spoiled American pussy.
Viva Hate- December 30, 2010 at 6:43 am
I believe Brock had a little help from Papa Shango.
DaltonSwayze- December 30, 2010 at 6:29 am
EFB: I came here to make a lettuce joke and you just fucking owned it.

GILL-uh-TEEN- December 30, 2010 at 6:03 am
SHOULDER PRIDE
Brimmstone- December 30, 2010 at 5:45 am
i really dont see why people wanna rip on this guy so much , if randy couture lost a fight would there be articles like this about him? brock is a bit of a jack ass, but no one can take away from what he did in mma in a short period of time, that is really impressive, so he got stopped buy a dude that plowed threw everyone, i think brock isnt the most technical fighter, but people dont realize is that his size and athletic abiltes where earned in the gym and took hard training , its didnt happen one day, i really think if he worked on his stand up hardcore he could make a come back , and im still a fan
knucklesamitch- December 30, 2010 at 5:23 am
even pro wrestling vacates titles when their guys go on the shelf long-term...If you're the champ and can't be on pace to fight twice a year, there needs to be interim champs. if Schaub wins his next fight, put him against Dos Santos for the interim belt, then the winner can face Cain when he's healthy.
DeadPull- December 30, 2010 at 1:38 am
Can we please stop referring to him as a "Mexican-American" fighter? For fucks sake, what the fuck does it matter?!
rogerw- December 29, 2010 at 11:28 pm
"Every time there's a serious injury like this to a champ, they should make an interim belt. Why not? We would get to see more title fights, which are of course 5 rounds, which makes them awesome. And #1 contenders wouldn't have to sit around waiting for months like Rashad is doing right now, which must suck. Plus the UFC would have ready-made unification fights to put on when the real champs return. What's the downside? Having to make more belts?"

Or just take the belt away completely and put it on the line for 2 new contenders if the champion doesn't fight in 6 months. If he's really the best he should be able to win the belt back, no?"
PERPATRAITOR- December 29, 2010 at 10:35 pm
It's just like Werdum beating Fedor and all of a sudden needs surgery on his elbow. Velasquez is milking his title win and doing the shoulder rehab he should have had done in the first place. Fuckin Beaner. Put alistair in there and I promise horsemeat would fight 4-6 times a year. Horsemeat FtW!
dude- December 29, 2010 at 10:15 pm
Hopefully, Cain's ability to heal is as good as his cardio. Can't wait to see him battle JDS.
just some dong- December 29, 2010 at 8:34 pm
Every time there's a serious injury like this to a champ, they should make an interim belt. Why not? We would get to see more title fights, which are of course 5 rounds, which makes them awesome. And #1 contenders wouldn't have to sit around waiting for months like Rashad is doing right now, which must suck. Plus the UFC would have ready-made unification fights to put on when the real champs return. What's the downside? Having to make more belts?
Charming Charlie- December 29, 2010 at 8:29 pm
"Meh."
Bruce_Buffer- December 29, 2010 at 7:57 pm
How do you say fuck in spanish?
fACE7biter- December 29, 2010 at 5:23 pm
Okay so i guess we'll be seeing Velasquez Vs. dos Santos by summertime tops.

I wonder if Dana will say fuck it and crown another interim champion after seeing how waiting for Rua has really fucked up a division. I hope not though, if only because now the division has time to sort itself out. Right now, the only heavyweight that looks like he could be competitive with either Velasquez or dos Santos is Brendan Schaub. After him, the divison gets pretty barren. Yes, you read that right Frank Mir's adopted son.
Travis.Logan- December 29, 2010 at 5:03 pm
@mthomas

You are like the Cagepotato Rain Man, Quick what was the 18th article ever written on cagepotato word for word?
Poison_tree- December 29, 2010 at 5:00 pm
FRANKMIR 2011 goat lol :P

tbh tho, fuck..... Cain vs dos santos is gunna be the best fight EVER and i cant wait freaking 8 months!
Travis.Logan- December 29, 2010 at 4:59 pm
He must have sustained the injury while throwing Josh Koscheck and Phil Baroni's massive egos around all day at American Kickboxing Academy.

On a real note ITS A TORN ROTATOR CUFF THAT HAS BEEN TORN SINCE THE TITLE MATCH, they thought they would let it rehab and upon the second MRI (only recently) discovered it was torn and much more severe than previously thought. Hopefully this is not going to cause the champ to have more problems than he would have reaching 100% due to neglect on the doctors part. and yes i know that no fighter is ever 100% but a torn rotator can be career altering.
mthomas- December 29, 2010 at 4:30 pm
Posted on CP the day after Cain won the title:

"The most pressing question now may be what unforeseen calamity will befall Velasquez? Motorcycle wreck? Lengthy contract dispute? Hole in his colon? The only thing we’ve been able to conclusively prove about the UFC heavyweight title over the years is that winning it is typically not good for your health."

Way to go CP. I'm not saying that you guys jinxed him or anything but....stay the hell away from me!
rlh61- December 29, 2010 at 4:29 pm
macreadysshack...where the hell you been, bro??
DARKHORSE06- December 29, 2010 at 4:28 pm
And who's left standing? Frank Mir bitches.
rlh61- December 29, 2010 at 4:22 pm
Is it me, or are there a lot more long-term training injuries suffered in MMA than in other sports? Makes you wonder about the training habits assocated with MMA. I know these guys have to train harder than nearly all other athelets, but damn...it seems like getting (and keeping) a belt is just as much about luck as it is skill.
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