I guess everyone can abandon the theory that Cain Velasquez can’t punch

Prior to UFC 121, there was some delusional notion that Cain Velasquez has ‘pillow hands’ which is rather nice way of saying ‘the dude can’t punch’. It all originated on the UG (like most things do in MMA) and it was somewhat squelched by Cain’s knockout of Big Nog at UFC 110. It marked the first time Nogueira was ever one-punched knocked out in any MMA bout — something not even Fedor could achieve after trying three separate times in Pride FC. In an episode of Sports Science that aired shortly before UFC 121, the show tests Cain’s punching power and finds out it’s the strongest the television show has ever recorded. RIP pillow-hand stereotype. It can spend the rest of eternity in that MMA graveyard next to the notion that an Elite XC Kimbo Slice was unstoppable and that nutty idea of including a moat full of alligators around the cage at the first UFC event. [Source]

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