Cain Velasquez issued statement on his Facebook page

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  1. Panmisiek

    Panmisiek Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    To all of my fans, family and friends,

    As you can imagine the last few days have been very challenging. However, throughout my career I have always been transparent with you in every way and this won’t be the exception.

    First let me say no one is more disappointed about not fighting at UFC 207 than I. Fighting is what I love to do. Unfortunately, circumstances out of my control are forcing me from doing so. I wanted all of you to know the facts surrounding what is keeping me out of the Octagon.

    • On December 21st, I gave an interview to ESPN staff writer Brett Okamoto in which I indicated that I had been having some back issues related to my sciatic nerve and the pain it was causing me. I also indicated how I was treating it with a Cannabidiol oral spray which helped with the pain and in combination with cortisone shots allowed me to train at 100% without risk of structural damage to my back. This injury and pain are due to bone spurs, and it is what I had surgery for earlier this year. The pain simply came back due to the nature of regular MMA training and I’ll be having surgery again on January 4th. However, the pain was not going to deter me from fighting as my doctor assured me there would be no further structural damage to my back as a result of my competing at UFC 207.
    • The interview alerted the Nevada State Athletic Commission and they contacted me on December 22nd requesting my x-rays. We promptly provided them even though my doctor indicated that the requested x-rays would not show evidence of injury.
    • On December 23rd the NSAC requested I have another full physical with my personal doctor as well as an emergency conference call with my doctor, the NSAC, and myself on Christmas Eve. My doctor was kind enough to leave his family and flew to San Francisco for this physical and call.
    • On December 24th, a conference call was held during which my doctor indicated to the NSAC that my previous CT scans, MRIs and x-rays were all indicative of me being able to fight without the expectation of further injury. At this point the NSAC requested all of these test results and we obviously agreed to comply.
    • Within about 10 minutes of the conference call, I casually opened Twitter and read that I had been pulled from UFC 207 even though the NSAC had not had the chance to review the test results I mentioned above.
    • Approximately one hour later I received a call from the NSAC and they confirmed that they were revoking my license to fight and apologized for the news having leaked before they had a chance to let me know.
    • On December 25th, my team and I requested an emergency hearing in accordance with NAC 467.022 as we believed the commission had come to a conclusion without full knowledge of all the medical facts.
    • On December 26th, my team sent my CT scan, MRI, x-rays and even training videos for their review. In addition to this, I personally offered to fly to Las Vegas at my own expense to meet with any doctor they chose for a full physical and further tests. We were not contacted by anyone until December 27th and I was then told that they stood by their original decision that they felt I would be at a disadvantage if I competed at UFC 207.

    As you can see, I firmly believe that my team and I did everything within our power to get me to UFC 207. Finally, I want to say that perhaps I was too transparent in my interview but that is who I am and do not intend to edit myself and especially not when my doctors and I know for a fact that I’m ready to fight. I will be the first to say when I know I can’t fight due to injury as my long-term health is my number one priority. Let me be clear, MMA training is tough work and every fighter has had to enter the Octagon with aches and pains as well as exhaustion. This is the game.

    Clearly at this point nothing can be done, but it’s equally important to mention that although I disagree with their decision to revoke my license, the NSAC has been very professional with me throughout the process and has sacrificed time with their families over the Christmas holiday to deal with this unfortunate situation. So I want to thank Bob and his team for their professionalism. I can also tell you all that a few short weeks after my surgery I’ll be as ready as I always am and will again take up the road to getting my belt.

    Thanks,

    Cain
     
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  2. VinceArch

    VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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    I'm a big fan of Cain but damn this sucks... Obviously something needs to change over at AKA.
     
  3. Hazuki Ryo

    Hazuki Ryo Green Belt

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    Did not read all that shit
     
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    AKA you mf'ers...

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  5. Vulcan

    Vulcan Black Belt

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    fuck him i used to be a fan of his but at this point he has pulled out 7 fuckin times yet he refuses to leave aka, good riddance cripple.
     
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    skysolo Silver Belt

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    Velasquez shouldn't give a crap about losers complaining on the internet. Most of them haven't even bought a ticket to see that fight.
     
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    Spycho Black Belt

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    It's rumored that he dislocated his elbow writing this, but he will wait for his next fight to be announced to tell it needs surgery.
     
  8. Sir Punchalot

    Sir Punchalot Red Belt

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    Now, why in the fuck would you do something that stupid if you really wanted to fight?
     
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  9. Boyscout5000

    Boyscout5000 White Belt

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    Oh please, if he really believes what he says then his back isn't the only thing that is injured.
     
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    Too long, but read

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    He needs Edmund
     
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    tldr.

    If you're not fighting, you're not fighting, we don't care about the timeline of specific events that leads to you being on course to only fighting twice in a 4 year span.
     
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    TL/DR: he was honest in his interviews because he doubted they'd be able to pull him for what he was saying versus medical facts and test. Long story short he learned he fucked himself by talking too much during the interviews about his pain and says he won't change that in the future, but if he's smart he'll learn to STFU now and say he's perfectly healthy when asked.
     
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  17. blah_blah619

    blah_blah619 Purple Belt

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    IF THEY'RE NOT A DOCTOR OR A MEDICAL EXPERT KEEP YOUR PROBLEMS TO YOURSELF.
     
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  18. warriorscommando

    warriorscommando I will always protect you

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    Long term health no1 priority?

    Well fucking leave AKA which is a camp for massive injuries as you should fucking know by now and/or maybe don't get hit in the head for a living.

    No, your health isn't your no1 priority because you wrestled as a youth which immediately set you up for massive problems in the future and now you're a cage fighter who is my age and has been in hospital for major surgery based on your lifestyle 8 times and I've been in for appendicitis at 8.
     
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  19. Bookmark

    Bookmark Blue Belt

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    War Cain.

    Made a mistake of being too open in an interview and paid the price.

    Obviously wanted to fight to avoid disappointing the fans but sounds like the commission made a judgement call.

    Fuck the basement bitches that try to shit on him for this.
     
  20. Franklin U.

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    I have 4 herniated discs in my back and the 2 lowest ones are regressing.Ive had a few broken bones and a broken nose but they heal.These kind of back issues are the worst and they dont heal unless u have surgery and IF the surgery is successful, I cant imagine someone fighting in a cage afterwards..
    Cain is a badass......much respect if he makes good on coming back and being a top heavy, let alone winning title.
     
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