Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cain Velasquez Injured

Cain Velasquez sustained a knee injury and has had surgery to correct the problems in his meniscus. The proposed fight against Mustapha Al-Turk on December 10 at UFC: Fight for the Troops has been canceled. Instead, Al-Turk will face Cheick Kongo seventeen days later at UFC 92. As you might remember, Kongo initially was set to fight Brock Lesnar at UFC 91. Kongo sustained a shoulder injury, Randy Couture returned, and suddenly the biggest MMA PPV ever was set to go. That left Kongo without an opponent. In the meantime he switched camps and joined his friend Quinton Jackson at Wolfslair.

Now Kongo finds himself the beneficiary of Velasquez's injury. He will get a chance to prove to the UFC he is a legitmate Heavyweight contender. His opponent is no joke. Al-Turk could very well control Kongo with his grappling and take this bout. It will be a solid proving match for both fighters.

1 comment:

mextex said...

The injury reported is not a long recovery. He will not be training much for a few weeks then he can get back to it.