Javier Mendez: Cain Velasquez’s knee injured from an illegal strike

Cain Velasquez’s return to the octagon – and subsequent knee injury at UFC on ESPN 1 – is one of UFC’s surprising moments that wasn’t that surprising. The injury-riddled heavyweight was officially given a loss due by way of knockout,…

Cain Velasquez defies all odds by injuring knee during fight instead of before it

Disclaimer: The following post is satire; an appropriate reaction to what occurred during the main event of UFC on ESPN 1. “Overachieving” “Inspiring” “Proof of a trickster god” In a powerful rebuke to critics who predicted he’d injure himself before the…

The Return of Cain Velasquez: Pressure vs. Power

In a parallel universe, Cain Velasquez vs. Francis Ngannou would be the biggest fight in history: A heavyweight championship clash between the greatest of all-time and the freak of all freaks. Joe Rogan would be going red in the face,…

UFC on ESPN 1 Predictions: Francis Ngannou vs. Cain Velasquez

At the time of writing, it appears that Cain Velasquez is going to return to action. We can’t be sure, of course; Velasquez last appeared in the cage at UFC 200 about two-and-a-half years ago, and has been plagued with…

Cain Velasquez returns, will face Francis Ngannou at UFC Fight Night in Phoenix

Cain Velasquez is scheduled to return to the octagon. Brett Okamoto of ESPN reported that Dana White confirmed earlier reports of a heavyweight battle between Velasquez and Francis Ngannou. This fight is expected to headline the UFC Fight Night event…

The Story of Cain Velasquez: Has ‘Sea Level Cain’ been stunted by greatness?

Before Stipe Miocic defined the new breed of heavyweight within the UFC, Cain Velasquez was the end-all, be-all in the division. A well-oiled machine with a gas tank certified by the CSA, Velasquez made a name for himself doing what…

Is Cain Velasquez a lost love, or a disappointing ex-boyfriend?

Cain Velasquez casts a penumbra over the UFC heavyweight division.  With a 14-2 record and two heavyweight title wins and defenses, he’s unquestionably one of the greats. For a long time, he was the mythical creature all heavyweights compared themselves…

Cain Velasquez was the worst thing to happen to Daniel Cormier

It’s weird to think that Cain Velasquez somehow “thwarted” Daniel Cormier. They are teammates and friends after all. But people tend to forget that when the UFC absorbed the Strikeforce roster, Cormier had won the heavyweight grand prix. He was 2-0…