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    CAIN VELASQUEZ has confirmed he is set for a return to the wrestling ring. The ex-UFC heavyweight champion was released by WWE in April last year in what appeared to be due further coronavirus cutbacks. 3Cain Velasquez, pictured with Rey Mysterio, is making a wrestling returnCredit: WWE 3The star was axed by WWE last year after a disappointing stintCredit: WWE Vince McMahon released a host of star names, including Kurt Angle, as part of cost-cutting amid the global pandemic. However, it was later claimed that there were more factors behind the decision to let him go, despite him signing a multi-year contract last Autumn. And one of those was for letting slip to Sun Sport he was due to be a surprise entrant in the 2020 Royal Rumble - something McMahon apparently wanted to be kept secret. Velasquez, 39, debuted on the FOX SmackDown premiere to confront Brock Lesnar - the man he beat for the UFC title nearly a decade earlier - in October 2019. He then went on to lose to The Beast in less than three minutes...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Vince Velasquez threw six sharp innings, J.T. Realmuto hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 Monday night. Velasquez (1-0) allowed one run and four hits, striking out six in his longest outing this season. Hector Neris struck out Lorenzo Cain with the bases loaded in the ninth to preserve the win. READ MORE: New Castle Countys Innovate Approach To Tackling COVID Through Wastewater Testing Garners National Attention Brewers starter Adrian Houser (2-3) gave up four runs – two earned – and four hits in six innings. Cain blasted a solo homer onto the concourse behind the left-center field stands to give the Brewers a 1-0 lead in the first in his first at-bat off the injury list. But NL Central-leading Milwaukee couldn’t do anything else until Philadelphia went to the bullpen. Sam Coonrod struck out the side in the seventh but the Brewers loaded the bases the next two innings. Connor Brogdon walked two and yielded an infield single to Christian Yelich in the eighth. After Travis Shaw’s sacrifice fly cut...
    CAIN VELASQUEZ could soon be back in the wrestling ring, according to Rey Mysterio. The former UFC heavyweight champion enjoyed a brief stint in WWE after signing for them last year. 3Cain Velasquez could soon be returning to the wrestling ring, says Rey Mysterio He debuted alongside the legendary luchador to confront Brock Lesnar last Autumn. After beating him inside the octagon previously, Vince McMahon booked him to face the ‘Beast Incarnate’ again inside the squared-circle. However, Velasquez was defeated in quick fashion at the Crown Jewel pay-per-view in October 2019 in a failed attempt to capture the WWE Title. He was then scheduled to appear in the Royal Rumble back in January until injury forced him out of the extravaganza. Velasquez was then released by WWE in April as he and a host of other stars and staff were cut amid the coronavirus. Most people thought that would likely be the 38-year-old’s last foray in wrestling. But Mysterio believes fans will see him back in the ring soon. Speaking on Ariel Helwani's MMA Show for ESPN, he said: “I...
    The legend of Daniel Cormier stands at its final chapter as the 41-year-old edges closer to his trilogy fight with Stipe Miocic. After this fight, DC proposes to hang the gloves. After all, he has been around the Octagon for quite some time now. He started training in MMA after his Olympics stint in 2008 and has been part of the evolving sport ever since. One thing that has remained constant in his MMA tenure is his gym. Cormier began training in Mixed Martial Arts at American Kickboxing Academy. And AKA helped him hone his skills and scale the heights of the unbelievable success that he has today. The former UFC Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight started training with Cain Velasquez as soon as he picked up MMA, along with Jon Fitch and many others. Soon, more names like Luke Rockhold joined and together they became staples of the gym. Cormier took to Twitter to commemorate his journey with the American Kickboxing Academy and his fellow fighters. “We’ve always had each other’s back, I’m so lucky to have these guys in...
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