Josh Thomson Explained His Recent Tweet: “Cain Velasquez Is Able To Train And Ready To Fight”
Cain Velasquez was one of the most dominant Heavyweight competitors. The former four-time UFC Heavyweight champion is known for one of the cruelest beatdowns over Brock Lesnar at UFC 121 on October 23, 2010. He is also the only guy who defeated Junior dos Santos two times. Unfortunately, “Cardio Cain” had a lot of problems with the injuries. Cain Velasquez (14-2 MMA, 12-2 UFC) didn’t fight since UFC 200, which was on July 10, 2016.
Josh Thomson is Cain’s longtime sparring partner at American Kickboxing Academy. He has recently tweeted that UFC was talking too much sh*t about Velasquez.
Everyone needs to ask the @ufc why @cainmma isn't back. Let's not beat around the bush anymore with this and let's be honest, #UFC #HW division needs him but they bullshitting with this dude. @dc_mma won't be around to keep saving their shows. https://t.co/KPZ5x5EMGo
— Josh Thomson (@THEREALPUNK) October 23, 2018
Everyone needs to ask the @ufc why @cainmma isn’t back. Let’s not beat around the bush anymore with this and let’s be honest, #UFC #HW division needs him but they bullshitting with this dude. @dc_mma won’t be around to keep saving their shows.
The former Strikeforce winner offered an explanation for his last week’s tweet. Josh Thomson believes Cain Velasquez is ready for a comeback. But, According to “Punk”, there are still some potential obstacles. (via BJPenn.com)
“Yeah, he (Cain) is ready to fight man. He’s able to train and ready to fight. It’s just a matter of, you know, I think the UFC has a lot of stuff working against them in regards dealing with him and his agent.”
Josh Thomson believes Stipe Miocic is the only Heavyweight fighter who might give Cain a hard time. He also marked Daniel Cormier as a dangerous threat. Yet, Thompson believes “Cardio Cain” won’t be fighting “DC”. Josh Thomson also said that Daniel Cormier targets three names before the end of his career – Jon Jones, Brock Lesnar, and Derrick Lewis. “Punk” also described why Cormier accepted the Heavyweight title defense on such a short notice.
“I would say that, well there’s no secret that the heavyweight division now is not all that stacked. There aren’t a lot of guys at the very top of the division that have a chance of beating Cain. The only fighter the UFC’s really has that could give Cain any trouble is maybe Stipe (Miocic). That is the only heavyweight I could see giving Cain a hard go. There’s just not really anyone else. I mean (Fabricio) Werdum, I’m sure Cain Velasquez would like to get that fight back, but Werdum’s going to be on the sidelines for a long while now due to his sentence.”
“So I mean other than that, there’s just really Stipe and Daniel Cormier and let’s be real Cain isn’t going to fight ‘DC’. Cormier is going to fight Derrick Lewis at UFC 230, then he’s going to fight Brock Lesnar. If he can get through that fight with a win then we are talking either retirement or a trilogy bout with Jon Jones and that is it. I wouldn’t expect Cormier to look for any other fights aside from those three. The only reason ‘DC’ took this short-notice UFC 230 fight with Lewis is because they threw a lot of money at him. I think the UFC kind of had a hint that Luke Rockhold was going to be forced out of his fight with Weidman, plus they knew that Diaz vs. Poirier was falling apart, so they had to get something in there to basically cover the whole card. What better person right now than the “double champ” right? He’s getting paid a lot for this fight.”
Josh Thomson also added that Cormier’s career is closing to an end. According to “Punk”, Cain Velasquez is great for the future of UFC Heavyweight division. After all, his popularity in the Mexican market knows no limits.
“The thing is, ‘DC’ is not going to be around much longer. Let alone to save a card last minute like he’s doing for UFC 230. In the future, they will be needing someone like Cain Velasquez to step up and do it. It’s up to the UFC to step up and pay him a little extra money or risk having a poor heavyweight division. Heavyweights sell man. Especially a heavyweight like Cain Velasquez. He knows his worth and hopefully the UFC will see that and get things done. Cain Velasquez brings with him the entire Mexican market and that is a big deal.”
Would you like to see Cain Velasquez fighting again? One of the most dominant ground and pound superstars in the history of this sport could defeat even the biggest names. After all, he still holds the record for the highest number of takedowns in UFC Heavyweight division – 34. And he hasn’t fought for more than two years!