UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Valasquez will miss eight months after having surgery on his rotator cuff

LG Hinan By LG Hinan, 26th Jan 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Valasquez will miss eight months after having surgery on his rotator cuff

UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Valasquez will miss eight months after having surgery on his rotator cuff

UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Valasquez will miss eight months after having surgery on his rotator cuff. The recent surgery repaired a torn rotator cuff on the UFC Champion’s shoulder and sidelines the Heavyweight division of the UFC with the UFC Heavyweight Champion.
Dana White believes rehabilitation to Cain Valasquez’s shoulder should take at least eight months and will keep the Heavyweight Champion out of action for possibly a year or more between fights. Dana White was hoping Cain Valasquez would fight Dos Santos at UFC 129, but those plans were ruined by the reality of a messed up rotator cuff. Cain Valasquez tore his rotator cuff while pounding out Brock Lesnar at UFC 121 in October.
Dana White and the UFC announced last week that Brock Lesnar and Dos Santos would be coaches in the next Edition of the Ultimate Fighter. UFC 13 will debut March 30th on Spike TV and will feature all Welterweights. Brock Lesnar and Dos Santos will fight each other on June 11, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia at UFC 131. The winner of this fight will get a shot at the UFC Heavyweight Championship against Cain Valasquez when his shoulder is healed next fall.
Dana White announces that there will not be an interim -Heavyweight Champion while Cain Valasquez heals from his successful surgery. Instead, the UFC strategically connected their two best Heavyweight- challengers into coaches at the next Ultimate Fighter reality TV show. Was it a coincidence or a great plan? Who knows for sure, but the Heavyweight division in the UFC is the most important piece of the MMA puzzle and the glue that keeps it all stuck together.
The UFC and its President Dana White know that UFC fans never miss one of the great UFC Heavyweight Championship fights. The Heavyweight fights bring in the fans and keep the fans watching MMA. This injury to Cain Valasquez (if it does not completely heal) can destroy his career and put a hurting on the UFC. It used to be Ali vs. Frazier, but there are no great champions left in the Heavyweight division of boxing. There haven’t been for years. All the great fighters are now fighting in the UFC, here’s too Cain Valasquez getting well and getting well fast.

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CBS sports

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Brock Lesnar, Cain Velasquez, Dana White, Mma, Spike Tv Channel, Ufc, Ultimate Fighter, Ultimate Fighting Championship

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author avatar Stable
26th Jan 2011 (#)

I didn't realise he would be out for 8 months. Hope he gets better soon.

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author avatar Thomas
7th Feb 2011 (#)

i don't think Brock deserves to be a coach on the ultimate fighter. he has nothing to offer except a good wrestling game. so what if he was the former champ. when Cain got in the ring with him he had nothing to give except his ass getting whooped. if he does beat Dos Santos; Cain will dominate him again. this in my opinion was Brock's first real fight and he didn't stand a chance. get this lame out of the UFC and get back to business Dana white. Yes we all know he is a cash cow for you because of his great wrestling skills. but wrestling isn't what UFC is all about you have to be well rounded in this sport in all areas. anyways; srew Brock i hope Dos Santos does the same thing Cain did and beat Brock's ass all over the ring.

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