UFC Signs Heavyweight Champ Cain Velasquez to New Eight-Fight Contract


Cain Velasquez at UFC 155UFC president Dana White on Thursday revealed that UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has been signed to a new contract.

Velasquez still had three fights remaining on his current deal, but White – who was in a bit of a defensive mood following questions about Jon Fitch and 15 other fighters recently being released – felt the need to explain that, despite the recent paring down of its roster, the UFC tries to do the right thing by its fighters.

He revealed Velasquez’s new contract as an example.

“We pay guys more than what their contract says we have to pay them,” he said.

“I have three fights left with Cain Velasquez. We just signed a new eight-fight deal with Cain Velasquez. I didn’t have to do that. He deserved it. We did it.”

Velasquez has fought the majority of his professional career under the UFC banner. He is 11-1 overall and 9-1 in the Octagon.

Velasquez recaptured the UFC heavyweight championship in a UFC 155 rematch with Junior dos Santos, having lost the belt to the Brazilian in late 2011.

He is now slated to put his belt on the line in a rematch with Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the UFC 160 main event on May 25 in Las Vegas.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 3 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC President Dana White revealed in Macau that he is nowhere near closing a deal with Gina Carano and will not know anymore on the subject until September. While Dana White continues to claim that c read news >>

  • 2 days ago
  • 4 views

At the UFC 180 press conference, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum will discuss their upcoming clash Tuesday afternoon. The two fighters will square off on Nov. 15 in Mexico read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC president Dana White and women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey did a Q&A in Macao on Wednesday, addressing her possibly fighting Cris Cyborg an a lot more. read news >>

  • 3 days ago
  • 11 views

UFC president Dana White and UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey answered questions from fans Friday before UFC Fight Night 48. White discussed Alvarez signing, while Rousey talked about h read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 19 views

UFC President Dana White hasn't exactly been shy about his adoration for women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. In a transition period with future Hall of Fame champions like Anderson Silva and read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 88 views

UFC President Dana White revealed that Anderson Silva is “chomping at the bit” to return to the octagon and that Nick Diaz could potentially fight for a title with a win over the division’s former ki read news >>

  • 11 days ago
  • 36 views

UFC President Dana White joined members of the media on Friday afternoon to discuss a variety of topics, including the feature fights on the Bangor fight card, the latest on Ronda Rousey, as well as read news >>

  • 10 days ago
  • 8 views

UFC President Dana White may not read the Internet, as he often says, but for a majority of the MMA community, the sport lives and breathes through websites, forums and, perhaps most importantly, soc read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 37 views

It’s hard to believe a fighter like Junior dos Santos, a former UFC champion with a record of 16-3, may be a man with no place to go, but that’s the situation before him now. Granted, the UFC will no read news >>