Will Cain Velasquez Make UFC Return? Coach Answers

Cain Velasquez’s WWE tenure is over as it was reported last month that he was cut from the roster as part of WWE’s releases and furloughs.

On Wednesday’s Luke Thomas Show on SiriusXM, American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez ruled out Cain making a return to MMA. 

“He’s wrestling,” Mendez, Velasquez’s longtime coach, said. Thus, it appears that Cain will be continuing his pro wrestling career. He was working in AAA before he signed with WWE last year. 

The former UFC heavyweight champ was quickly defeated by Brock Lesnar in their WWE match at the Crown Jewel pay-per-view event.

In his final UFC bout, Velasquez lost to former title contender Francis Ngannou by first-round KO. The two fighters met in a heavyweight bout at the UFC on ESPN 1 event from the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona on February 17, 2019.

Velasquez had been out of action leading into this fight due to a lingering back injury required surgery. His previous fight saw him beat Travis Browne at UFC 200 in July 2016.

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