Cain Velasquez is an American Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter and two-time former UFC heavyweight champion. His more recent career has been blighted by injury, but it would appear that Velasquez is eyeing a return to competition soon.
Who is Cain Velasquez, how old is he, when is his birthday, how tall is he, where is he from and what is his background?
Cain Velasquez is a mixed martial arts fighter and UFC fighter. He is 35 years old and was born on July 28 1982 in Salinas, California, to Efrain and Isabel Velasquez.Efrain was an illegal Mexican immigrant when he entered the US, where he met and married Isabel, therefore he was able to obtain US citizenship.
Cain Velasquez is strongly influenced by his Mexican heritage and can speak some Spanish, although not fluently. He has made guest appearances on Spanish language TV shows and has a ‘Brown Pride’ tattoo on his chest.
He was raised with his two siblings, Efrain Jr. and Adela in Yuma, Arizona. During high school, he captained the tackle football and wrestling teams, before wrestling both at college and then university.
After leaving college, he immediately began his MMA career. Velasquez is 1.85 metres tall.
Why is Cain Velasquez famous and what is his occupation?
Cain Velasquez is a professional Mixed Martial Artist and UFC fighter. He’s known for his relentless fighting style. Velasquez made history as the first Mexican-American to win a major professional heavyweight title in MMA.
In July 2013, he was ranked Number one for the most strikes landed per minute in the UFC. This is attributed to his endurance through cardio training. More recently, he has begun starring in movies, making his acting debut in 2016’s ‘Term Life’.
What is Cain Velasquez’s net worth?
Reports on Cain Velasquez’s net worth vary greatly, with Wealtholino Magazine estimating his net worth in 2017 at $5million, with Net Worth Post estimating a more modest $900,000, also in 2017.
How much does Cain Velasquez earn?
Wealtholino Magazine estimates that Velasquez earns $1million annually, with around $400,000 of that being his earnings per fight.
How much does Cain Velasquez weigh?
As per his official UFC fighter profile, Cain Velasquez weighs 240 lbs, or 108.9 kg. He fights in the UFC as a heavyweight.
Who has Cain Velasquez fought in boxing matches, has he ever fought Jamie Cox, how many fights has he won, what are his most famous fights?
Velasquez has fought Antonio Silva, Brad Morris, and Ben Rothnal among others. Of 16 fights, he has won 14. He has notably fought Junior Dos Santos three times in a title match. He has never fought British boxer Jamie Cox, as they fight in different disciplines.
Where does Cain Velasquez train, who is his trainer?
The MMA fighter trains with American Kickboxing Academy. He has different trainers for each of his individual disciplines, namely Daniel Cormier in wrestling, Javier Mendez in Muay Thai, Leandro Vieira in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (for which Velasquez holds a black belt), and Joe Grosso for strength training.
What happened to Cain Velasquez, has he retired?
Velasquez has not retired; he was forced out of UFC competition after a rotator cuff injury requiring surgery. After his recovery, he came back only to be similarly injured again.
After another return, he was further dogged by a knee injury requiring surgery. He aimed to get back into fighting but suffered a further setback when Nevada State Athletic Commission failed to approve Velasquez to fight, stating that he was unfit for competition owing to bone spurs on his back.
Who is Cain Velasquez fighting next, when is his next fight, where is he fighting next?
There are no scheduled fights for Velasquez at present. Head coach at American Kickboxing Academy, Javier Mendez has recently stated that Cain Velasquez has resumed training for a highly-anticipated 2018 return. Recent tweets by Velasquez himself contain images of him training.
Does Cain Velasquez have any children?
He has a daughter, reportedly named Coral Love Velasquez. She was born on May 6 2009. Although there has been no birth announcement as yet, it was reported that Velasquez was due to become a father again in November 2017. He indicated on twitter that he and his wife would be welcoming a son.
Is Cain Velasquez married, who has he dated in the past, was he married
Cain and Michelle Velasquez (nee Borquez) were married in Arizona on May 28 2011, after having dated since 2007. His past dating life has been very quiet, with no reports of previous dating history.