The legendary former-heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has reportedly signed a four-fight deal with the UFC ahead of his return to the octagon next year.
Velasquez is set to make his return to the octagon for a showdown with the powerhouse Francis Ngannou for the UFC’s debut on ESPN – a fight that will stand as his first outing since UFC 200.
The AKA standout has had a horrid time with injuries in recent years and while his destruction of Travis Browne in 2016 showcased Cain at his very best as he won the fight by way of first-round TKO, his inactivity has seen the division move on in the time since.
According to reports coming from ESPN‘s Ariel Helwani, Velasquez has signed a four-year contract with the UFC.
Cain Velasquez, who meets Francis Ngannou on Feb. 17 in Phoenix, has signed a new four-fight contract with the UFC, sources told ESPN. https://t.co/hGtShqK4zA…
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) December 22, 2018
Hopefully he can regain some of his momentum next year because when he was at his best, he was perhaps the most talented fighter the division has ever seen.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena