MMA Odds and Ends for Tuesday: Cain Velasquez hopes to return at UFC 226


Velasquez hopes to return at UFC 226


During an appearance on the MMA Hour Monday, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez discussed his health and stated he'd like to return at UFC 226, the event his teammate Daniel Cormier is headlining in a champion vs champion bout against Stipe Miocic. Velasquez has not fought since July of 2016 and was declared medically unfit to compete by the Nevada State Athletic Commission in late 2016, which cancelled a planned rematch against Fabricio Werdum. 

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Brian Hemminger

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Brian Hemminger has been involved in MMA since 2007, and is highly regarded for his well-researched and knowledgeable interviews. He has hosted The Verbal Submission MMA podcast for three years and was a staff writer at MMAmania.com from 2011 to 2013 with an extensive background in live coverage, fight previews and post-fight analysis.