Velasquez And Brock To Fight In Saudi Arabia
On Friday, Cain Velasquez shocked pretty much everyone when he appeared on the debut episode of WWE’s Friday Night Smackdown on FOX.
Velasquez, who has not been in MMA competition since a shock stoppage loss earlier this year to Francis Ngannou, confronted the new WWE champion and the man who he took the UFC heavyweight title from in 2010, Brock Lesnar.
Various reports indicate that not only will former unified world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury appear at October 31st’s Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia, but Velasquez and Lesnar will have their rematch inside a WWE ring and not inside the UFC’s Octagon.
Velasquez was asked if he was officially a WWE superstar, but that seems not to be the case.
”That’s correct, not officially … but hopefully,” Velasquez said about his current status with the WWE. “With tonight and doing what I did and kinda working with them … I would love to work with them. I would love it.”
”I feel like fighting will always be there,” he said of his future inside the Octagon. “I feel like I have the skills. This at the time is just really fun for me. And who knows where I’ll go from here but I’m enjoying what I’m doing and that’s it for me.”
“[The UFC] talked to me, we’ve talked and [Dana] loves what I’m doing. And that’s awesome, to have the support of Dana White like that? That’s awesome.”
”It’s probably WWE,” Velasquez said of where he’d likely land between the McMahon owned company, competitor AEW, or international brands Lucha Libre AAA or New Japan Pro Wrestling. “Again, it’s just me and the guys, the camaraderie. Working with Cody and AEW. I love what they’re doing, Tony Khan. It’s awesome, it’s competition. And that always drives everything to be its best. And to me, working tonight with WWE, it’s just from the get go when I first got to work at the WWE training center, to be there for a week, they welcomed me with open arms and everyone was such a team player.”
“I became a fan, much more so, once I started to get my foot in the door. It’s great people in the company that make it just worthwhile and make it fun.”
“We’d kill it, we’d go out and kill it,” Velasquez said of a potential partnership with fellow wrestling fan and former UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.
“We’d be the ultimate tag team. That to me would be super fun. Yes, I love that.”