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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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UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez injured his knee during training and has been forced to withdraw from his title defense against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180, officials announced on Wednesday. read news >>

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The UFC's snakebitten year continues. Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, a Mexican-American who was considered to be the lynchpin of the UFC's expansion into Mexico, withdrew from his upcoming title defense at UFC 180 against Fabricio Werdum on Tuesday after suffering a right knee injury, promotion officials announced. In Velasquez's stead, Werdum and fellow top-five ranked heavyweight Mark Hunt are slated to vie for the interim UFC heavyweight title as the new main event of UFC 180, which tak read news >>

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UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has suffered a knee injury, forcing him out of UFC 180’s main event. Mark Hunt now meets Fabricio Werdum in Mexico for an interim title. Filed under: Featured, MMA Rumors, News, UFC 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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Cain Velasquez’s time on the shelf has been extended. read news >>

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Fabricio Werdum 'narrowly escaped' carbon monoxide poisoning while training and living in Mexico. Fabricio Werdum is currently training in Jiquipilco, Mexico to get acclimated to the weather and high altitude as prepares to face off against Cain Velasquez next month. According to a story relayed by Nick the Tooth over at Fight Land though, things almost turned out disastrous for the UFC heavyweight contender while he was living in that remote Mexican village: The UFC’s first-ever card in Mexico, read news >>

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Upcoming UFC heavyweight title challenger Fabricio Werdum and a significant portion of his fight camp nearly died from carbon monoxide poisoning due to a unforeseen set of circumstances in Mexico recently. As MMA Fighting reported, "Vai Cavalo" and about a dozen of his teammates/coaches moved to Nevado de Toluca, Mexico to prepare for his UFC 180 championship bout with Cain Velasquez. On the very first day sleeping in the house, tragedy nearly struck. I was there with 12 other guys from my team, read news >>

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Fabricio Werdum decided to move his training camp to Mexico in preparation for a heavyweight championship fight with Cain Velasquez on Nov. 15, but a bad choice almost ended his life. Werdum moved to Nevado de Toluca with Rafael Cordeiro, Felipe Werdum, Renato "Babalu" Sobral and eight other coaches and sparring partners, and their first day of training almost became their last, as they were poisoned by carbon monoxide from a gasoline generator. "It was terrible," Werdum told MMAFighting.com. "W read news >>

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