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 Velasquez Injured - Werdum vs. Hunt Interim HW Title New Main Event UFC 180

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PostSubject: Velasquez Injured - Werdum vs. Hunt Interim HW Title New Main Event UFC 180   Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:15 pm

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Mexico City, Mexico - The UFC® announced today that UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez suffered a right knee injury during training and was forced to withdraw from his championship fight against No.1 contender Fabricio Werdum in Mexico City on November 15.

As a result, No.4 heavyweight Mark Hunt (10-8-1 in professional MMA, fighting out of Auckland, New Zealand), who is coming off a walk-away knockout against the iron-chinned Roy Nelson in Tokyo in September (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGunUlEd50A), will face Werdum (18-5-1, fighting out of Los Angeles via Porto Alegre, Brazil) in the five-round main event for the interim UFC heavyweight title.

“I’m so unbelievably disappointed that this happened,” Velasquez said. “To say I was looking forward to fighting in Mexico for the first time is an understatement. I wanted to fight on that card so bad. Looks like it wasn’t meant to be and it’s not going to happen. I’m going to get my [right] knee fixed and get back to training as soon as I can. I’m sorry to the fans in Mexico who were expecting this fight, and I hope to be able to come down and still be a part of this historic event.”

For Werdum, it was never about Cain, it was always about the title.

“I’m ready for whatever comes. I have been training in Mexico for nearly two months and accept the challenge that is presented to me. I'll continue to prepare and will arrive ready to fight on behalf of all my Latin American fans," said Werdum.

Mark Hunt, never one to shy away from a big opportunity, wasted no time accepting a dream opportunity to fight for UFC gold.

“I feel blessed to have this opportunity to fight for another world title. This is something that doesn’t happen often to people. First K1 and now UFC – how can I say no, even though it’s on short notice? I’m dropping everything and flying to Mexico tomorrow so I can best prepare myself for this fight. I have to get into shape and acclimatize to that environment, which is really important.

“There’s nothing to lose when you’re competing against the best at the top level,” Hunt added.
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PostSubject: Re: Velasquez Injured - Werdum vs. Hunt Interim HW Title New Main Event UFC 180   Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:31 pm

Well fuck. Neutral

I'll be rooting for Hunt, and honestly I give him a pretty fair chance in this fight. But ultimatley it doesn't matter, because after Cain is healed up he's going to chainsaw whichever of these guys is holding the belt.
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PostSubject: Re: Velasquez Injured - Werdum vs. Hunt Interim HW Title New Main Event UFC 180   Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:06 am

I'm with Trigg, i would be very happy to see Hunt win this fight and maybe even pull a JDS and give Cain a flash KO. I know it may be a long shot but heck if JDS can do it, i dont see why Hunt might have the same luck.
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PostSubject: Re: Velasquez Injured - Werdum vs. Hunt Interim HW Title New Main Event UFC 180   Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:21 am

WAR HUNT!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Velasquez Injured - Werdum vs. Hunt Interim HW Title New Main Event UFC 180   Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:44 am

side note. With this new injury to Cain he will be out of action since his last title defense for at least 1 and half years at this point. Should he be stripped of his title? not saying he shouldn't get first crack at it when he can return. But i always felt if you cant defend the title at least once a year you should forfeit the title. just don't think it's fair at all for guys who have been fighting and moving up in the ranks to have to wait for there opportunity due to constant injuries.
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PostSubject: Re: Velasquez Injured - Werdum vs. Hunt Interim HW Title New Main Event UFC 180   Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:32 am

Didn't they already announce that Hunt/Werdum are fighting for the interim title?
Maybe that was just a dream.

In any event, he should be stripped of "ranking" eligibility at the next update.

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PostSubject: Re: Velasquez Injured - Werdum vs. Hunt Interim HW Title New Main Event UFC 180   Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:32 am

And fuck him for making me draft him #1 overall in fantasy league. I'm picking right up from where I left off last season.

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PostSubject: Re: Velasquez Injured - Werdum vs. Hunt Interim HW Title New Main Event UFC 180   Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:35 am

He should be made Champion Emeritus, just like they did with GSP. Which just means immediate title shot upon his healthy return. That way no one is stripped and the "real" champ is the fighting champ.

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PostSubject: Re: Velasquez Injured - Werdum vs. Hunt Interim HW Title New Main Event UFC 180   Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:51 pm

Between him, Weidman, and Pettis this is getting ridiculous. When almost half the champs are pulling out if more fights than they're actually competing in, it's a serious problem.
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PostSubject: Re: Velasquez Injured - Werdum vs. Hunt Interim HW Title New Main Event UFC 180   Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:21 pm

Mighty Mouse fights but no one cares, Cruz is out fr three years, Pettis is out, Weiman is out, Jones missed an appointment, Cain is out for a long time. The only two we see are Aldo and Hendricks, and both are flirting with injuries all the time. Plus both are a bit dull, more so hendricks than Aldo. Easy to see that ufc needs some excitement back into its champ camp.

And sadly, i think that Hunt is going to get submitted in this fight.
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PostSubject: Re: Velasquez Injured - Werdum vs. Hunt Interim HW Title New Main Event UFC 180   Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:35 pm

the commie wrote:

And sadly, i think that Hunt is going to get submitted in this fight.



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PostSubject: Re: Velasquez Injured - Werdum vs. Hunt Interim HW Title New Main Event UFC 180   Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:57 am

werdum subs hunt in the first round of this fight ill put a screen name and an avi bet if anyone is up to it
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PostSubject: Re: Velasquez Injured - Werdum vs. Hunt Interim HW Title New Main Event UFC 180   Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:07 pm

Oh you can count me in on that!

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PostSubject: Re: Velasquez Injured - Werdum vs. Hunt Interim HW Title New Main Event UFC 180   Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:36 pm

deal!
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