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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.