Travis Browne defends opponent Cain Velasquez, says criticism of him is 'sad'

Travis Browne was in close quarters with his UFC 200 opponent Cain Velasquez earlier this week in Los Angeles. Whatever the two heavyweight contenders felt, however, they didn't give any indication of particular tension or animus towards one another, even while forced to eat lunch feet away from one another.In fact, Browne came to Velasquez's defense at points during his conversations...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez plans to scale back sparring to stay healthy ahead of UFC 200

Cain Velasquez is one of the best fighters MMA has ever seen. Still, the two-time heavyweight champion has had multiple long layoffs due to serious injury, halting his progress multiple times.In July, at UFC 200, he'll face Travis Browne after yet another long absence away from the cage. The wrestler spent years honing his skills and toughness to be fight-ready, and now his priority...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cain Velasquez Returns Against Travis Browne At UFC 200

Well, it wasn’t the dance partner former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (pictured) was hoping for in his next outing, but that’s what happens when you are more injured than not. On this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” it was reported the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion is targeting to have Velasquez battle Travis Browne at UFC 200. Velasquez...
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez reportedly hopes to fight before July after successful back surgery

UFC Tonight reports that former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez hopes to return to competition by the summer. According to sources close to Velasquez, his recent back surgery went well and he is feeling well. Velasquez injured his back while training to rematch Fabricio Werdum at was originally scheduled to be UFC 196, last month. Werdum submitted Velasquez last year to take...
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March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez Discusses Latest Injury Setback

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (pictured) and the injury bug are no strangers, and they’re far from BFFs. On Sunday, UFC president Dana White announced a back injury had forced Velasquez out of his immediate rematch with champ Fabricio Werdum at UFC 196. Stipe Miocic would serve as last minute substitute just 13 days before showtime. The back injury is just latest...
January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

UFC 188: Werdum Wins And Velasquez Gasps For Air

Cain Velasquez showed that he had a warrior's heart and an iron chin at UFC 188, but his lungs were not match for the high altitude in Mexico City. The post UFC 188: Werdum Wins And Velasquez Gasps For Air appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum submits Cain Velasquez at UFC 188

By Larry Brown Maybe Cain Velasquez was a lot more rusty than most people anticipated entering his fight against Fabricio Werdum. Velasquez, who hadn’t fought in a year and a half, lost to Werdum by third-round submission at UFC 188 on Saturday night in Mexico City. The former UFC heavyweight champion showed signs of being gassed towards the end of the first round, which could...
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June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 188: Cain Velasquez Fueled By Mexican Pride In Upcoming Title Fight

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The large, elaborate lettering is impossible to miss when Cain Velasquez takes off his shirt. Two words are stenciled prominently in a semi-circle upon his upper chest. Brown Pride. Velasquez is a serious man of relatively few words, preferring to let his ruthlessly efficient actions inside the Octagon speak for themselves. But the reigning UFC heavyweight champion...
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Jones thinks he can beat Cain Velasquez

Jon Jones has flirted with the idea of moving up to heavyweight, and now he feels pretty comfortable with pursuing that goal. In fact, Jones believes he can beat current heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. Jones spoke at the “UFC: Welcome to the Show” event in Los Angeles last week and again expressed interest in moving up in weight and eventually facing Velasquez. “I...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez’s Knee Injury Worse Than Anticipated

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez just can’t seem to get any luck injury wise with it now emerging that his latest knee issue has turned out to be worse than was originally anticipated. Velasquez had originally been dealing with a slight tear to his miniscus during fight camp, but had intended to compete against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180 with it anyway. However, a slip...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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