UFC champ Cain Velasquez defends his camp’s training practices, talks Jon Jones and Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Bloody Elbow alum Luke Thomas is in Las Vegas for the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao super mega wonder fight and he caught up…

By: Nate Wilcox | 8 years ago
UFC champ Cain Velasquez defends his camp’s training practices, talks Jon Jones and Mayweather vs. Pacquiao
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Bloody Elbow alum Luke Thomas is in Las Vegas for the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao super mega wonder fight and he caught up with UFC Heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez.

Luke gets the champ to talk about his injuries, his recovery, the pain of missing the UFC’s debut in Mexico City and wayward UFC LHW champ Jon Jones.

“People love to see him. He needs to go back out there and do what he’s been doing (in the cage),” said Velasquez.

When asked how he avoids trouble Cain responded, “I stick to the people I know. Just my family and old friends. If I’m not fighting I’m with my family, that’s it.”

He also comments on UFC Flyweight prospect Henry Cejudo and his potential to breakout as a cross-over star with Latin American fans. His injured AKA teammate Khabib Nurmagomedov and whether or not the camp needs to change how they train to cut back on injuries.

And he makes his pick for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao.

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Velasquez will return to action against interim HW champ Fabricio Werdum at UFC 188 this summer.

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Nate Wilcox
Nate Wilcox

Nate Wilcox is the founding editor of BloodyElbow.com. As such he has hired every editor and writer to work for the site. Wilcox’s writing for BE is known for its emphasis on MMA history, the evolution of fighting techniques and strong opinions. Wilcox developed the SBN MMA consensus rankings which were featured in USA Today from 2009 to 2011. Before founding BE, Wilcox was a political operative working for such figures as Senators John Kerry and Mark Warner and an early political blogger. He is the co-author of Netroots Rising, a history of the political blogosphere from 2003 to 2007. Wilcox also hosts the Let It Roll podcast on music history for the Pantheon Podcast Network.

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