Cain Velasquez Issues Statement On MMA Retirement, Heading To WWE

via @OfficialCainVelasquez Instagram
via @OfficialCainVelasquez Instagram

Cain Retires From MMA

Cain Velasquez has finally made his retirement from MMA official. Velasquez released a long announcement after making several televised professional wrestling appearances for World Wrestling Entertainment. Currently, Cain is an active member of the WWE roster. Subsequently, Cain released the retirement statement through his Instagram account.

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Thank you. Muchas gracias. @wwe @ufc #WWECrownJewel

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The message read as follows:

“To the UFC, my family, friends, and all the fans thank you for the past 11 years. Thank you to all my coaches, teammates and agents. I am so blessed to have been able to have a career doing something I absolutely love. I knew from the time I was a junior in college I wanted to be a fighter and after graduating from college, I set off on my journey of becoming a fighter with the goal of being UFC Heavyweight champion. There are few people in this world that can say they have achieved what I have, and I am forever grateful for the opportunities and position I held being a part of the UFC. With my official retirement from the UFC, it’s time for the next chapter.”

“A year ago, when I went to my first WWE show, I fell back in love with a sport that I had watched and participated in since I was a child. From that moment, I have been doing a crash course on all things that relate to pro wrestling. I’ve been training at different gyms, going to shows and watching more matches then I would like to admit, but I can honestly say I eat, sleep and breathe wrestling now. The contract is signed and I’m on my way to my next goal which is Universal Champion.

WWE Universe, thank you for welcoming me with open arms.”

Heading into his WWE Career

Now that Cain is heading towards the next chapter in his life, how will fans mostly remember his legacy? Also, what is your favorite Cain Velasquez MMA moment? Lastly, will you follow Cain into his WWE career?

Let us know in the comment section below.

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