Cain Velazquez releases a statement after being pulled from UFC 207

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  1. KazDibiase

    KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

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  2. Thepaintbucket

    Thepaintbucket Silver Belt

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  3. sirmorbach

    sirmorbach These violent delights have violent ends

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    Damn, I hope he didn't hurt his fingers typing all of this.

    He could have just said something along the lines of, I don't know:

    "Hello everyone,

    I'm sorry I fucked it up once again. I train at AKA though, so is normal.

    Sincerely yours,

    Cain"
     
  4. ChosenMMA

    ChosenMMA Part Of DC Nation & The Cruz & Velasquez Wagon

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    Nope, too much too read
     
  5. Ancient Warrior

    Ancient Warrior Gold Belt

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    Nice speech, but every Tom, Dick and Harry lately have become experts in credible excuses.

    I wouldn't be surprised if every gym has an MD and public relations specialist on hand nowadays.
     
  6. RJ43

    RJ43 The Baddy

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    I'm a big Cain fan...but I think Rothwell correctly called him out on this. Cain and his camp knew damn well that mentioning this injury would alert NSAC and get the fight canned.
     
  7. LaYLa & SaDiE

    LaYLa & SaDiE Bebop Bebop

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    Cain is a killer so I bet he r ally is sad he can't kill someone. With that said I'd gladly fight him knowing he will get injured training for me. Nah Crippled Cain makes me his bitch
     
  8. punky brewster

    punky brewster Black Belt

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    Lol at "orthoscopic surgery".
     
  9. kenetics

    kenetics Red Belt

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    Get well cain. Sherdoggers are mad that they can't talk smack to you in real life. You would slap them and take their girl.
     
  10. BR701

    BR701 Don't give me number one bullshit

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    To late...like putting a dommie on after you just nutted in her.
     
  11. Amsterdamn

    Amsterdamn Black Belt

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  12. Fyreborn

    Fyreborn Brown Belt

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    His doctor left his family on Christmas Eve? Damn.

    It does suck that the commission waited for Cain and his doctor to do all that extra work, when they had already made up their minds to pull Cain. They should've told Cain his efforts would be pointless before he wasted his time.

    In the OP his statement is cut off for me, so here's his statement copied:
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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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  13. High Altitude

    High Altitude Brown Belt

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    Should of just kept his mouth shut like all the other fighters then mention it after the fight.
     
  14. Fyreborn

    Fyreborn Brown Belt

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    Oh come on. If Cain knew he'd be pulled, he and his doctor wouldn't have made all that effort to try and prove he could fight.

    I can't recall a fighter ever being pulled because they mentioned being in pain. I think Cain was totally shocked that the NSAC pulled him.

    This conspiracy theory stuff, that he wanted to get pulled, is BS.
     
  15. Artimus Lange

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    Cain - "Siri play Here it goes again by OK GO" - end official statement
     
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  16. Andrew06

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    he probably spent more time writing that than he spent in the cage in 2016
     
  17. RJ43

    RJ43 The Baddy

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    You can't recall it happening because fighters keep their mouth's shut about injuries to avoid exactly this happening.

    What possible good could have come from Cain doing that interview?
     
  18. ArtOfDrowning

    ArtOfDrowning Lecter Belt

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    I'm a big Cain fan but....too long, didn't read.

    Just train like a normal person and get into the octagon. That is all fans want from you.
     
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  19. Natesblackshirt

    Natesblackshirt Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    "Unfortunately circumstances outside of my control are preventing me from fighting"

    <DrakeLaugh>
     
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  20. BenRichards

    BenRichards Brown Belt

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    I can't remember a time that a fighter specifically mentioned getting surgery directly after an upcoming fight and using opiates to control the pain up to the fight to the media. At best what everyone is saying is spot on and at worst it's at least very suspicious behavior
     

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