UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (14-1) says never rule out a shot at professional wrestling, after his mixed martial arts career.
But for now, he’s sticking to MMA. He’s the champ. Well, one of them.
Velasquez returns to the octagon against UFC interim heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum (19-5-1) on June 13 in Mexico City, part of the UFC 188 pay-per-view to unify the titles.
Werdum and Velasquez were scheduled to fight at UFC 180, but an injury to Velasquez prevented it. Werdum then defeated Mark Hunt for the UFC interim heavyweight title.
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In a recent interview with Rodolfo Roman on The Roman Show, Velasquez noted UFC women’s champ Ronda Rousey’s star power and discussed a possible professional wrestling run.
“Not anytime soon. I am focused on this fight,” he said. “Let’s see what happens on my career in fighting.”
He later added,” I can never say never. We will just have to wait.”
But before ever thinking of jumping in the pro wrestling ring, the champ says his sights are set on Werdum and unifying the belts.
“[Werdum] is a guy that is always improving,” Velasquez said.
A then injured Velasquez witnessed Werdum winning the interim title last year when the UFC debuted in Mexico.
“The whole fight I thought Mark Hunt was winning the fight,” he said, “but what impressed me is that Fabricio is always dangerous. He was losing, and he came out with the knee and won the fight. He is a guy that does everything well.”
Click below to watch the entire video interview.