Cain Velasquez was born in Salinas, California. The city’s nickname is ‘America’s Salad Bowl’ and it’s filled with a slew of American victorian homes. Cain Velasquez is American. Efrain Escudero is Mexican and he was kicked from the UFC with a record of 13-2. If you want to take the route of hyphens and technicalities, Cain Velasquez is Mexican-American. However, this would mean Brock Lesnar is Viking-American and the UFC hasn’t mentioned that in the blitzkrieg of UFC promos we’ve been exposed to. Michael Bisping is actually Cyprus-British and Alistair Overeem is British-Dutch — with a little bit of horse meat mixed in there.
Erik Perez was born in Mexico and he wears a luchador mask — which makes him more Mexican than the guy that lives on my apartment floor. When Cinco de Mayo comes, their Mexican levels are equal. It’s a scientific fact. Your tax dollars were put to work in order to make that statement. Now check out this video we shot of Erik Perez following his win at UFC 155.