Cain Velasquez Injured, Proposing UFC 172 Fight vs. Fabricio Werdum Be Put Off

It was revealed tonight that UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez is going to be off for a short time with a shoulder injury he obtained during his UFC 166 title defence last month, meaning the proposed UFC 172 face off in Mexico against Fabricio Werdum is on hold for now.

UFC President Dana White, speaking to the press tonight had this to say:

“We haven’t offered anyone a fight for that card and Cain is injured right now and might need surgery. Obviously, we’re not going to Mexico without Cain Velasquez.”

Velasquez’s manager, Bob Cook, revealed that “Brown Pride” already had one MRI done and will be getting one more just to make sure they know the exact extent of the damage to his shoulder.

“He’s had one MRI already, but we’re going to get another one that is hopefully of better quality. He hurt it during the fight, but we’re not exactly sure when or how it happened. Right now, we’re waiting to get this other MRI before we know what we have to do, whether there’s a need for minor surgery or just rehab.”

About William Smith

After watching the first Ultimate Fighting Championship I became instantly hooked. I've been a huge fan of the sport of MMA ever since. Haven't missed a UFC event & thanks to fight pass I've witnessed some of the all time greatest fighter & athletes the sport through Pride, Strikeforce, WEC, Glory, Pacrase, EliteXC.............. I resently joined MMA-paradise.com & will use this site to continue to bring the latest news from the world of MMA to all our loyal followers.