Originally Posted by CinemaKingdom
Cain Velasquez will be turning 32 here in a couple of days. It's around that age that most fighters start going downhill a bit (some make it to 33-35 before that). Cain has had a lot of injuries and by the time he gets back in the cage it will have been over 4 years since he faced someone not named Dos Santos or Bigfoot.
Looking back at his record in future times, will that be a knock against him? Only facing the same 2 guys over and over for nearly half a decade? Has that ever happened in any other combat sport, where the champ just keeps fighting the same 2 guys for such a long period of time?
I really think the ufc messed up and should have thrown in some other people to mix things up. Granted JDS and Bigfoot are tough guys but it's ridiculous to rematch the same people over and over again for so long. I feel like Cain's prime was wasted a bit and his resume would look stronger if he had some variety in there.
You make some points but if were being really honest... beating the life out of JDS
for 10 rounds is more impressive than beating a few other HW fighters. Dont forget
JDS pretty much destroys the entire HW division.
That being said would be nice when he has new opponents.