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After all, Hunt has the ability to end a fight with one single punch. Utimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight titleholder Cain Velasquez suffered an unfortunate knee injury in training which forced him to bow out of his title fight against Fabricio Werdum, which was set to go down at UFC 180 on Nov. 15, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. Full details here. While the setback is unfortunate for Cain, who hasn't seen the inside of the Octagon since October of 2014, due to a recent shoulder injury read news >>

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Talk about your bunk luck.Cain Velasquez was the UFC’s first class ticket to Mexico. Dana White said time and again that the Octagon wouldn’t go to Mexico without its heavyweight champion. Velasquez, an unflinching Mexican-American go-machine with a prominent Brown Pride tattoo and a lot of reach, was the lever controlling the Mexican floodgates. He was perfect centerpiece to display in a long coveted market. In fact, he was the only centerpiece."Was" because on Tuesday the whole idea of that be read news >>

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Fabricio Werdum will still get to vie for an Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight title at UFC 180, only it won’t be the one held by Cain Velasquez. read news >>

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Another horrible turn for the UFC as Cain Velasquez is out of his planned UFC heavyweight title defense in Mexico after suffering a knee injury. Mark Hunt will step in for an interim title fight against Fabricio Werdum. Cain Velasquez is out of his UFC 180 title defense with Fabricio Werdum according to multiple media reports. The fight between Velasquez and Werdum was to main event the UFC's first ever trip to Mexico and Velasquez was a huge part of the UFC's plans to break into the market. But read news >>

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Welcome to episode 108 of the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat. When it rains, it pours. After a two-week hiatus, the UFC returns this week with UFC 179, an event headlined by featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes. The big news at the moment, however, is that UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has injured himself yet again and has been removed from the UFC 180 fight card in Mexico. As a replacement, Mark Hunt steps in and will face Fabricio Werdum for the interim UFC heavyweight read news >>

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UFC heavyweight Fabricio Werdum discusses his upcoming title fight against Mark Hunt and explains why the New Zealand native is not an easier fight than Cain Velasquez. Following a surprising twist of fate on Tuesday night that saw UFC champion Cain Velasquez suffer a knee injury and withdraw from his anticipated match-up at UFC 180, the landscape of heavyweight MMA has changed significantly. Fabricio Werdum is still fighting for the (interim) title in Mexico City, yet it will be against a man w read news >>

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Cain Velasquez was planning on fighting Fabricio Werdum with a slightly torn meniscus in his right knee, but after spraining his MCL in the same knee late last week, he was forced to pull out of the fight. According to Javier Mendez, Velasquez's coach at the American Kickboxing Academy, Velasquez has been dealing with a torn meniscus for quite some time, however, he suffered the sprained MCL during a training session (sprawl drills) on Oct. 16 or 17 and that ended his dream of headlining a show read news >>

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UFC Cain Velasquez suffers a knee injury and out of UFC 180. Mark Hunt will step in for an interim title fight against Fabricio Werdum. read news >>

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Fabricio Werdum will fight for the UFC gold on Nov. 15, but UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez won’t be the other man inside the Octagon in Mexico City. The UFC announced on Tuesday that Velasquez is out of UFC 180 with a right knee injury, and knockout artist Mark Hunt will step in to face Werdum for an interim title. "I was relaxing here in Mexico with my team when I got a call from Dana White," Werdum told MMAFighting.com. "He said ‘I have good and bad news for you, Fabricio. The good on read news >>

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Cain Velasquez is injured and will no longer defend his UFC heavyweight title against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180. Instead, popular heavyweight Mark Hunt will step in to face Werdum for the interim title at the Nov. 15 event. That's according to a Tuesday report from Sherdog. A lot of MMA fans will surely be disappointed by the news. Velasquez is proving to be nearly as injury-prone outside of the cage as he is dominant inside of it. UFC 180 is scheduled to take place in Mexico City in front of a read news >>

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Third time is not the charm. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) tonight announced that its Heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, injured his right knee in training and has been forced out of his upcoming title defense against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180, which is scheduled to take place at Arena Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico, on Nov. 15, 2014. Mark Hunt -- fresh off a walk-off knockout of Roy Nelson last month at UFC Fight Night 52 in Saitama, Japan (more details here) -- will serve as Velasque read news >>

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