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"Big Country" suggests UFC matchmakers have given Velasquez the same opponents over his last five fights in order to preserve him as division champion. Roy Nelson has said some pretty interesting things during his tenure with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Just ask Dana White. But the most recent comments he gave to FOX Sports aimed at current heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, might top them all. Aside from suggesting that UFC is protecting Cain as champ by pairing him up against the read news >>

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Roy Nelson is hours away from having to survive Mark Hunt's overhand right, but he's still got time to dig at UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. According to Nelson, Velasquez has been sheltered, presumably by the UFC, in order to protect him from, well, Nelson. "I think Cain Velasquez has only fought the same guy over and over the last couple of years, because they don't want to change (the champion)," Nelson told FOX Sports. Velasquez hasn't competed since finishing his trilogy with form read news >>

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A look at the UFC's debut show in Mexico on November 15th, where heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez meets Fabricio Werdum in the main event. We're just two months away from the UFC's debut in Mexico, where they'll be in Mexico City for Cain Velasquez's heavyweight title defense vs. Fabricio Werdum. These two are the coaches on TUF Latin America, which features bantamweight and featherweight finals "to be determined" on this card. The main card includes Kelvin Gastelum agianst Jake Ellenberger, read news >>

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Once again UFC Heavyweight Roy Nelson shows that he's willing to play with fire, ie make semi-tasteless racially charged comments, to promote his fighting career. Oh boy. Here we go again. Roy Nelson, talking to Fox Sports in advance of his UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson headlining fight with Mark Hunt Saturday in Japan, joked that "I can put 'White Pride' on my chest. He has his 'Brown Pride' on his chest. Wait, that isn't the same thing, is it?" The joke would be a lot funnier if such a larg read news >>

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Cain Velasquez sits currently with a 13-1 record. He is a two-time UFC heavyweight champion and has defended his most recent crown twice. Throughout UFC history, only Randy Couture has won the belt more times, and no one has defended the strap more than twice in a row before dropping it. Velasquez's potential win against Fabricio Werdum in November will be historic. Does that make him the greatest heavyweight of all time? If not, when do we deem him the greatest ever? It is difficult not to gran read news >>

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Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Antonio Silva is just 2-2(1) since first meeting Cain Velasquez in the cage 28 months ago, but he believes he will get another shot at the championship sooner than later. Speaking with Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting, Bigfoot said a win over Andrei Arlovski at UFC fight Night 51 Saturday evening would put him right back into the heavyweight title picture. There are not many fighters in the heavyweight division, it’s not like the lightweights, so two or thre read news >>

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Despite suffering a loss to Fabricio Werdum in his most recent bout, UFC heavyweight Travis Browne doesn’t like the Brazilian’s chances against upcoming opponent and reigning titleholder Cain Velasquez.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

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They say the only thing harder than becoming the champ, is staying the champ. Well, maybe not in this case. When Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez steps into the Octagon on Nov. 15, 2014 at UFC 180 to take on Fabricio Werdum in Mexico City, Mexico, it will be his first fight in over a year, thanks to a bum shoulder. It will also mark the first time Cain has faced someone not named Antonio Silva or Junior dos Santos in the past three years. Since 2011, Velas read news >>

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Throughout the brief yet layered history of mixed martial arts, a handful of iconic figures have come along, but nothing casts a net of mystique quite like what we've seen out of the heavyweight division. There is something enigmatic about those who can dominate the largest collective across a chaotic landscape, and the greatest of those have reached a status of almost mythical proportions. Fedor Emelianenko and Brock Lesnar evoked something their peers have never, and may never, duplicate. That read news >>

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Could Mexico replace Ireland as the world's most raucous crowd? Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans have gobbled up all the tickets -- rather quickly -- for the upcoming UFC 180: "Velasquez vs. Werdum" pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled to take place on Nov. 15, 2014, inside Arena Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico. From Jaime Pollack, UFC Senior Vice President, International Development and General Manager, Latin America: "That we've sold out in the blink of an eye is proof that Mexico is ready for its f read news >>

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Fabricio Werdum is a man driven by being counted out. Throughout his impressive career as a mixed martial artist, the savvy Brazilian grappling ace has found himself facing seemingly impossible odds—being counted out to such a degree many wondered why he would bother showing up—but it just so happens "Vai Cavalo" is an athlete who shines under those circumstances. Werdum isn't here to be another addition to a legendary resume; he's here to solidify a legacy of his own. While his "shock the world read news >>

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