Rumors are going around that Cain Velasquez is out of UFC 207. We have been hearing for awhile now that Cain is in a lot of pain and has a surgery scheduled for 5 days after the Fabricio Werdum fight. Cain was trying to gut out the training because Werdum is the one man he really wanted a rematch with. As you know, Cain lost the heavyweight championship to Werdum back in July, on UFC 188.
Cain lost by submission. This was only the second loss of Cain’s career. His previous loss to Jr Dos Santos he avenged by beating Jr twice. Many consider Cain as one of the greatest heavyweight fighters in UFC history. His main problem has been staying healthy, of course this seems to be a trend for AKA fighters, as we have seen Luke Rockhold and Daniel Cormier also pull out of their most recent fights.
We last seen Cain Velasquez back on UFC 200, he beat Travis Browne by TKO with 3 seconds left in the first round. This set up a rematch with Fabricio Werdum. Cain had stated that he had gone to cannabis oil to help manage his pain and allow him to train. He stated that he did not want to take pain killers for a fear of becoming addicted.
What’s next for Cain is hard to say, if the rumors are true that he is pulling out of UFC 207 then Werdum will likely be pulled from the card as well unless we see someone step up on short term notice. Stay tuned to the Outsiders Page as more details become available .
UPDATE: Ariel Helwani posted this tweet in response to the Cain rumors.