By FCF Staff
Cain Velasquez reportedly is keeping busy, following surgery last week to repair the injured rotator cuff that could keep the UFC Heavyweight Champion sidelined for much of 2011, as the undefeated fighter is reportedly already back in the gym. A post on Velasquez’s official Twitter account earlier today stated:
Surgery went well. Back at Joe Grasso’s lifting legs . Best place to train.
Velasquez had been scheduled to face number one contender Junior dos Santos sometime in early 2011, until it was announced that he would have to undergo surgery to fix his injured shoulder. The 9-0 fighter is expected to be sidelined for six to eight months.
In an effort to keep dos Santos busy, the UFC recently announced that the heavyweight will coach opposite Brock Lesnar in the upcoming season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” and that the two will fight, likely sometime this summer. The winner of that bout will face Velasquez when he returns.
At UFC 121 in December, Velasquez laid claim to the UFC heavyweight title by overwhelming Lesnar in the first round with a flurry of strikes. The 28 year-old Velasquez was awarded a title shot after the accomplished wrestler stopped former interim champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, at UFC 110 last February.