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Islam Makhachev Recalls Cain Velasquez Ousting Someone From AKA

Islam Makhachev has explained why Cain Velasquez ended up running someone out of American Kickboxing Academy. It's no secret that Velasquez is seen as a leader at the AKA gym. After all, he is a well-respected former heavyweight who held UFC gold twice. While Velasquez has retired from pro MMA...

Cain Velasquez Set For Wrestling Return Following WWE Release

Cain Velasquez isn't finished with pro wrestling. Velasquez, a former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion, transitioned to the world of pro wrestling with his AAA debut in Mexico back in 2019. He was then signed by the WWE but his run was short-lived after being released as part of "budget cuts"...

Report: WWE Releases Former UFC Champion Cain Velasquez

It appears Cain Velasquez's WWE run has been cut short. Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio reports that WWE decided to release Velasquez. Meltzer expressed his belief that this was due to a cost-cutting measure in response to the coronavirus pandemic. As one would imagine, signing Velasquez didn't come cheap. Cain...

Tito Ortiz Willing To Fight Cain Velasquez At 210 Pounds

UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz isn't opposed to sharing the cage with Cain Velasquez if the bout were contested at light heavyweight or a 210-pound catchweight. Ortiz is a member of the Combate Americas roster. He's scheduled to do battle with former WWE superstar Alberto El Patron on Dec....

Brock Lesnar Submits Cain Velasquez At WWE Crown Jewel

Brock Lesnar is still a WWE champion as he submitted Cain Velasquez at WWE Crown Jewel in just minutes. The event was in Saudi Arabia and it was Velasquez's first big match in WWE after confronting Lesnar earlier this year. He is also officially signed to the promotion after...

Bellator 231’s Jake Hager Discusses Splitting Time With AEW & MMA (Interview)

Jake Hager returns to the Bellator cage this weekend and while he has already got some buzz from his appearance in All Elite Wrestling (AEW), Hager is not taking fighting in MMA lightly. During Bellator’s media day session in New York City, Hager talked about how he will handle...

Dana White Explains How Cain Velasquez Ended Up In WWE

UFC president Dana White has detailed how Cain Velasquez ended up being signed by WWE. Velasquez is a former two-time UFC heavyweight champion. He had fights left on his UFC deal but ended up making his WWE debut on FOX earlier this month. The move wasn't a surprise to many...

Tyson Fury Expresses Interest In WWE Match With Cain Velasquez

Lineal boxing heavyweight champion Tyson Fury wouldn't mind sharing the squared circle with Cain Velasquez. In the past, Fury has engaged in some banter with Velasquez. "The Gypsy King" once said MMA is for people who can't box. He's called out Velasquez at the height of his heavyweight run in...

Former UFC Champion Cain Velasquez Releases Statement On MMA Retirement

Cain Velasquez has issued a statement addressing his UFC exit and his WWE arrival. Velasquez revealed to reporters during the WWE Crown Jewel media day session that he's retiring from MMA competition. While Velaquez has the "never say never" mentality, right now he's focused on being with WWE fulltime. ESPN's...

Brendan Schaub Expects Cain Velasquez To Use Steroids In WWE

Now that Cain Velasquez is off to the WWE, Brendan Schaub wouldn't be surprised if the former UFC champion begins taking performance-enhancing drugs. Velasquez made his WWE debut on Oct. 4, confronting his former UFC foe Brock Lesnar. He then attended a press conference promoting WWE Crown Jewel. There, Velasquez...

Daniel Cormier Feels Cain Velasquez’s Exit From MMA Is Bittersweet

Daniel Cormier is sad to see Cain Velasquez walk away from mixed martial arts, but he's thrilled about his new journey in WWE. During a WWE Crown Jewel press conference, Velasquez confirmed that he has retired from MMA competition. Velasquez said that UFC president Dana White was supportive of his...

Former UFC Champ Cain Velasquez Retires From MMA, Signs With WWE

Cain Velasquez is hanging up his gloves for good in favor of the squared circle. ESPN's Marc Raimondi reports that Velasquez has informed the UFC of his retirement. He has signed a multiyear deal with the WWE. Velasquez is set to take on WWE champion Brock Lesnar at WWE Crown...

Cain Velasquez Comments On UFC Future Following WWE Debut

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has opened up on his fighting future following his WWE debut. Last night (Oct. 4), Velasquez closed out the FOX debut of WWE SmackDown by confronting newly crowned WWE champion Brock Lesnar. A story has been brewing in WWE involving Lesnar attacking Rey Mysterio...

Cain Velasquez Makes WWE Debut, Confronts Brock Lesnar (Video)

It appears Cain Velasquez is fully on-board with the sports entertainment industry. Earlier tonight (Oct. 4), the WWE made its big debut on FOX. The show featured an appearance from boxing's lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, but the headlines will surely be centered around former UFC heavyweight kingpin Velasquez. Brock...

Former UFC Champion Cain Velasquez Reportedly In Talks With WWE & AEW

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez may find himself signing full-time with a major wrestling promotion soon. Velasquez has had two matches for popular Mexican promotion AAA. The American Kickboxing Academy standout has garnered massive praise for his ability to grasp the in-ring work in a such a short period...