Saturday, September 20, 2008

Cain Velasquez vs Mustapha Al-Turk In The Works

Fighters Only Magazine is reporting that a possible fight between Cain Velasquez and Mustapha Al-Turk is in the works for UFC 92 on December 27. Al-Turk recently signed a four fight contract with the UFC. He is a former Cage Rage British Heavyweight Champion whose grappling skills could give Velasquez his toughest test to date in the UFC. Velasquez has been dominated inside the Octagon and has many fans proclaiming him a future UFC Heavyweight Champion. Facing Al-Turk would be a step up in competition that would give the MMA world a better idea of Velasquez's talent.

One potential stumbling block for Al-Turk is he plans on training in Britain for his UFC fights. Personally, I think this is a mistake, especially for his first fight. The bout with Velasquez is rumored to take place at UFC 92, which is the end of the year show in Las Vegas. Having to fly 15+ hours, acclimate to a new country, and make your UFC debut at one of the biggest shows of the year against a fighter like Velasquez seems like a suicide mission to me. I hope his trainers know what they are doing.

Update - MMA Bay is reporting the fight between Cain Velasquez and Mustapha Al-Turk will take place at UFC Fights for the Troops on December 10. This would be a good bout for the show, which as of today has not announced any thing of significance.


chappyd said...

all the fighters are ducking cain. he would whip all them. lesnar would be taken down lots.

hundred dollar man said...

Al-Turk isn't in Velasquez league. Another first round win, easy.