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9/21/17 2:49 AM
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Cain Velasquez’s coach reveals back surgery didn't go as planned, 

CAIN VELASQUEZ won’t be returning to action any time soon.

Velasquez, who is regarded by many as the greatest heavyweight of all time, hasn’t set foot inside the Octagon in well over a year.

The California native’s last outing took place at UFC 200 in July 2016 and saw him register an emphatic first round TKO victory over Travis Browne.

The former UFC heavyweight champion was due to take on Fabricio Werdum at UFC 207 in December in a bout which provided him with the opportunity to avenge the second loss of his mixed martial arts career.

However, the contest failed to come to fruition as the Nevada Athletic Commission refused to license Velasquez after discovering he intended to undergo surgery on a niggling back injury shortly after rematching Werdum.

Velasquez underwent surgery in early January to alleviate the pressure on his sciatic nerve issue, which was the result of bone spurs.

Eight months removed from the corrective procedure and 35-year-old Velasquez, 14-2, is still sitting on the sidelines.

According to his head coach, American Kickboxing Academy’s Javier Mendez, Velasquez’s hiatus has been prolonged due to a small complication with the surgery.

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/ufc/646136/Cain-Velasquez-Back-Injury-UFC-Return-Javier-Mendez-UFC-News

9/21/17 2:58 AM
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Does he even have 10 fights yet!? Just retire already

9/21/17 3:08 AM
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Hard to imagine where his difficulties began...

 

 

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x31tmo1
9/21/17 3:14 AM
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He's done

9/21/17 3:14 AM
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ILKR -

Hard to imagine where his difficulties began...

 

 

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x31tmo1

Holy mother of god...

9/21/17 3:21 AM
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ILKR -

Hard to imagine where his difficulties began...

 

 

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x31tmo1

I feel like that could become a criminal case? If that's his trainer he should seek legal damages from that guy.  Disagree?

9/21/17 3:50 AM
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ILKR -

Hard to imagine where his difficulties began...

 

 

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x31tmo1

I feel like that could become a criminal case? If that's his trainer he should seek legal damages from that guy.  Disagree?

Javier mendez should really be held accountable for overseeing such wreckless and damaging training practices.

AKA has the record for most withdrawn fights due to injuries.

9/21/17 4:21 AM
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Fuck!

One of the most exciting HW's of all time.

9/21/17 4:50 AM
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That sucks
9/21/17 5:23 AM
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His career is over. Theres nornong that can be done to speed this up and get him fight ready. His body will be weakened and he won't be able to train for over a year. After that it'll take 2 years + to build back to elite shape, in my opinion. 

 

A sad story of potential that will never be visualized. 

9/21/17 6:20 AM
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He needs to come down to 155 and fight Conor 

9/21/17 7:35 AM
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9/21/17 7:52 AM
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Who in the fuck regards Cain as the best heavyweight of all time? Guy has like 10 fights and about 6 of them are against the same 2 opponents over the course of 5 years as champion. 

He's not even close imo, not even top 3, top 5 maybe 

9/21/17 7:53 AM
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Yeah, he could be the best ever, but he never got close.

 

stipe however...

9/21/17 7:56 AM
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ILKR -

Hard to imagine where his difficulties began...

 

 

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x31tmo1

I remember these vids, God training at AKA must suck, you work twice as hard as the average athlete at other camps, you don't get the same return on your training. Overtrained, beatdown, injured, and doomed to a very immobile unhealthy retirement. 

Meanwhile you're watching videos of Conor dodging pool noodles and Jon Jones riding his bike 5 miles in Las Vegas, and you're wondering how in the hell theyre better than you when you just finished 500 lb kettle bell swings and your jabroni trainer just told you the strongest man in the NFL can only do the exercise you just did with a 225 lb kettle bell. 

9/21/17 8:10 AM
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toxic environment

 

9/21/17 8:14 AM
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9/21/17 8:32 AM
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neilbarnard - "... regarded by many as the greatest HW of all time,"


Who is "many"? His family? This is one of those journalist language manipulations that allow them to say anything no matter how far from reality it is. Not that he wasn't good but he has barely fought and he basically fought old bigfoot and JDS for 5 years before getting outclassed by Werdum then beating 18 fight losing streak Browne.

Exactly what I was thinking. How anyone other than a partisan could think he's the best HW ever is laughable. 

He hardly fights, when he does it's against the same few guys repeatedly and he recently lost to a guy with a much better resume so how could anyone have him above Werdum anyway?

9/21/17 8:36 AM
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that's horrible. I feel so bad for anyone cut down like that in their prime, unable to do what they love and what puts food on their kids' plates

9/21/17 8:43 AM
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rockwell - 
neilbarnard - "... regarded by many as the greatest HW of all time,"


Who is "many"? His family? This is one of those journalist language manipulations that allow them to say anything no matter how far from reality it is. Not that he wasn't good but he has barely fought and he basically fought old bigfoot and JDS for 5 years before getting outclassed by Werdum then beating 18 fight losing streak Browne.

Exactly what I was thinking. How anyone other than a partisan could think he's the best HW ever is laughable. 

He hardly fights, when he does it's against the same few guys repeatedly and he recently lost to a guy with a much better resume so how could anyone have him above Werdum anyway?


He beat a WWE guy with full blown Stomach AIDS too

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ThreadKiller -
ILKR -

Hard to imagine where his difficulties began...

 

 

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x31tmo1

I feel like that could become a criminal case? If that's his trainer he should seek legal damages from that guy.  Disagree?

It's utterly reckless. Regardless of physique, income and desire to see results fast, no-one should encourage that kind of careless training. I can only imagine what kind of long-term pain and unfortunate physio bills he has been left with.

 

I mean, wtf does he think the backrest is for?!

9/21/17 9:13 AM
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Good, time to move on from the old guard: Cain, Jones, Anderson, GSP, Jose....all of the divisions are better without them.
9/21/17 9:44 AM
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I never rated him as the GOAT @ HW. 

9/21/17 9:45 AM
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rockwell - 
neilbarnard - "... regarded by many as the greatest HW of all time,"


Who is "many"? His family? This is one of those journalist language manipulations that allow them to say anything no matter how far from reality it is. Not that he wasn't good but he has barely fought and he basically fought old bigfoot and JDS for 5 years before getting outclassed by Werdum then beating 18 fight losing streak Browne.

Exactly what I was thinking. How anyone other than a partisan could think he's the best HW ever is laughable. 

He hardly fights, when he does it's against the same few guys repeatedly and he recently lost to a guy with a much better resume so how could anyone have him above Werdum anyway?


He beat a WWE guy with full blown Stomach AIDS too

There's a reason your locks page died a fair time ago, stay in the pedestrian lane. Your no judge of talent.

9/21/17 9:49 AM
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He's done

this,his trainers wrecked him, motherfuckers