Daniel Cormier Says Cain Velasquez is Physically Ready to Make “Long, Sustained Run”
By FCF Staff
Injuries have cost Cain Velasquez dearly, in terms of how many opportunities he’s missed, but Daniel Cormier believes the fighter’s ready again to wreak havoc in the heavyweight division.
Velasquez has long been regarded as one of the most complete, and talented competitors in the game. But due to injuries, the AKA fighter has competed just twice since 2013.
Recently Cormier was a guest on “The MMA Hour”, and the light-heavyweight champ had this to say about his teammate and friend (quote via MMA Fighting):
“He’s had a lot of injuries at bad times. I talked to Cain about this, and it sucks — for a guy who was talented and committed to the sport, he’s probably lost five years. Can you imagine what Cain Velasquez’s resume would look like without five years worth of time on the shelf? It’s so sad to think about, but I believe that he has finally gotten himself in a position where his body is going to be able to match his work ethic, his mind, his ferociousness, his mentality, everything, and allow him to go on a run — a long, sustained run — to kinda finish out his career.”
The 35 year-old Velasquez’s last bout took place in July, 2016, when he stopped Travis Browne in the opening round.