click here." /> Cain Velasquez: The Baddest Man On The Planet | UFC ® - News
Article

Cain Velasquez: The Baddest Man On The Planet

Below are excerpts from Cain Velasquez’s feature interview in the April/May issue of UFC 360 on newsstands nationwide April 2. To subscribe to the print or tablet edition click here.
UFC 360: Can you trace your desire to compete in MMA to a  specific moment?
Cain Velasquez: It was sometime during my junior year in college. I loved wrestling, and to this day still do, but I knew I was kind of missing something, and that was the striking aspect of the sport. The feeling just kind of came out here and there, and it grew a little bit. When I saw the sport of MMA growing I thought, “Okay, this is perfect. This has what I’m looking for.”

Your last press tour to Mexico City got a little packed, what happened?
It was crazy. They didn’t really publicize the event too much, so the turnout was a surprise to everybody. We didn’t have enough security. It was in the downstairs of a Macy’s. I was between two escalators, so my back was against a wall. The signing was supposed to go for two hours and it lasted five minutes. People started pushing and getting a little crazy, so we had to cut it. I ended up signing 2,000 autograph cards and had them sent down to Mexico City so people could get one.

Can you walk out the door in Mexico City now, or is it always a mob scene?
Yeah, it depends on where we go. One time I had to put on a disguise and go out the back, but it depends on where you want to go.

When did you start riding motorcycles?
My uncle always had bikes. Even when we were little he would give us little three wheelers or quads. We had some land to ride around. He got me started with it, and then I grew up and didn’t have the money for it. Then Michelle and I wanted to take a class about a year and a half ago and we started riding together. She’s the one that got me interested in it again, now I just love it.

How close are you and Daniel Cormier, what do you think of him?
I think he’s the best heavyweight out there.

Click here to subscribe to UFC 360, the official magazine of
the Ultimate Fighting Championship, available now in print and
digital editions. Photos by James Law



Watch Past Fights

미디어

최근
도미닉 크루즈는 옥타곤 복귀전에서 TJ 딜라쇼를 꺾고 밴텀급 타이틀을 차지한다. 7월 4일 UFC 199 대회, 크루즈는 유라이어 페이버를 상대로 타이틀 방어전을 치른다.
2016. 5. 23
마이클 비스핑은 지난 2월 런던 홈 팬 앞에서 앤더슨 실바를 꺾으며 선수경력 최고의 승리를 거둔다. 비스핑은 7월 4일 UFC 199 대회에서 루크 록홀드의 미들급 타이틀에 도전한다.
2016. 5. 20
루크 록홀드가 UFC 194 대회에서 크리스 와이드먼을 꺾고 미들급 타이틀을 차지하는 장면을 살펴보자. 록홀드는 7월 4일 UFC 199 대회에서 마이클 비스핑을 상대로 타이틀 방어전을 치른다.
2016. 5. 23
코디 가브런트는 언제나 파이터였다. 옥타곤 바깥에서도 마찬가지다. 가브런트는 알파메일 팀과의 훈련, 가족의 중요성, 라스베이거스 대회 토마스 알메이다와의 대결에 대해서 이야기한다.
2016. 5. 23