Ex-UFC Heavyweight Champ Cain Velasquez Released By WWE

VelasquezCain Velasquez’s World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) stint didn’t last very long. The former UFC heavyweight champion has reportedly been released by the company according to the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Velasquez is just the latest from a list of names released due to budget cuts amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Velasquez transitioned […]

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Cain Velasquez’s World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) stint didn’t last very long.

The former UFC heavyweight champion has reportedly been released by the company according to the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Velasquez is just the latest from a list of names released due to budget cuts amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Velasquez transitioned to the world of pro wrestling last year following his defeat to Francis Ngannou at UFC Phoenix in February. The 37-year-old impressed many with his performances on the independent circuit before he was eventually picked up by the WWE in October.

He was thrust into a storyline with then WWE champion Brock Lesnar as the pair had a rematch at a Saudi Arabia show which the latter ended up winning. Velasquez hasn’t appeared since due to injuries.

There is no word as of now whether Velasquez will continue with his pro wrestling career or make another comeback to the Octagon. The American Kickboxing Academy fighter retired from the UFC and exited the USADA drug testing pool when he signed with the WWE.

He would have to re-enter the pool if he plans on coming back to the UFC.

What do you make of Velasquez getting released by the WWE?

Report: WWE Releases Former UFC Champion Cain Velasquez

It appears Cain Velasquez’s WWE run has been cut short. Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio reports that WWE decided to release Velasquez. Meltzer expressed his belief that this was due to a cost-cutting measure in response to the coronaviru…

It appears Cain Velasquez’s WWE run has been cut short. Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio reports that WWE decided to release Velasquez. Meltzer expressed his belief that this was due to a cost-cutting measure in response to the coronavirus pandemic. As one would imagine, signing Velasquez didn’t come cheap. Cain Velasquez Released By WWE […]

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Report: WWE Releases Former UFC Champion Cain Velasquez

It appears Cain Velasquez’s WWE run has been cut short. Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio reports that WWE decided to release Velasquez. Meltzer expressed his belief that this was due to a cost-cutting measure in response to the coronaviru…

It appears Cain Velasquez’s WWE run has been cut short. Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio reports that WWE decided to release Velasquez. Meltzer expressed his belief that this was due to a cost-cutting measure in response to the coronavirus pandemic. As one would imagine, signing Velasquez didn’t come cheap. Cain Velasquez Released By WWE […]

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Tito Ortiz Claims Cain Velasquez Wants Winner Of Alberto Del Rio Fight

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz will be fighting under the Combate Americas banner in December. Ortiz takes on former mixed martial artist and longtime professional wrestling star Alberto Del Rio (also known as Alberto El Patron). The fight goes down from Hidalgo, Texas on December 7. Speaking to Bloody Elbow recently, Ortiz discussed […]

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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz will be fighting under the Combate Americas banner in December.

Ortiz takes on former mixed martial artist and longtime professional wrestling star Alberto Del Rio (also known as Alberto El Patron). The fight goes down from Hidalgo, Texas on December 7. Speaking to Bloody Elbow recently, Ortiz discussed his current run with Combate Americas, noting he actually has a couple of fights on his contract with them.

He then added an interesting tidbit, claiming Combate’s Campbell McLaren has spoken to former UFC heavyweight champion, and newly-acquired WWE star, Cain Velasquez. Velasquez is apparently interested in fighting the winner of Ortiz vs. El Patron. Ortiz is open to it if he can meet Velasquez at 205 or 210 pounds.

“It’s not a one and done deal with Combate. I signed a three fight, two year contract with them. So there will be a fight after,” Ortiz said. “Campbell [McLaren] actually talked to Cain Velasquez and he said he’d like the winner of this. If Cain Velasquez can get to 205, I’m in. If he can make it to 210 I’m in.”

As for his matchup with El Patron, Ortiz isn’t giving the former WWE Champion much of a chance against him inside the cage.

“His chances in the fight are pretty much slim to none,” Ortiz said. “I’ll give him that puncher’s chance. He’s a big guy. I didn’t realize how big he was until we came face-to-face.”

What do you think about Ortiz claiming Velasquez could fight in Combate Americas?

 

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Tito Ortiz Willing To Fight Cain Velasquez At 210 Pounds

UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz isn’t opposed to sharing the cage with Cain Velasquez if the bout were contested at light heavyweight or a 210-pound catchweight. Ortiz is a member of the Combate Americas roster. He’s scheduled to do battle wit…

UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz isn’t opposed to sharing the cage with Cain Velasquez if the bout were contested at light heavyweight or a 210-pound catchweight. Ortiz is a member of the Combate Americas roster. He’s scheduled to do battle with former WWE superstar Alberto El Patron on Dec. 7. While Ortiz is focused […]

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Cain Velasquez Dominates But Taps To Brock Lesnar At WWE Crown Jewel (Highlights)

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez made his WWE debut in a losing effort at Crown Jewel. Velasquez took on current WWE champion Brock Lesnar in what was a rematch of their heavyweight title fight that took place at UFC 121 back in October 2010. The rematch was more of the same as it was […]

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Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez made his WWE debut in a losing effort at Crown Jewel.

Velasquez took on current WWE champion Brock Lesnar in what was a rematch of their heavyweight title fight that took place at UFC 121 back in October 2010.

The rematch was more of the same as it was Velasquez who dominated much of the two minute affair as he dropped Lesnar with a headkick and started landing strikes. However, Lesnar caught him with a kimura lock ultimately leading to the submission win.

He would proceed to put a beatdown on Velasquez soon after. You can see the highlights below:

What did you think of the fight?

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