The former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was once apparently on his way towards becoming the greatest heavyweight champion the sport of MMA had ever seen, alongside the legendary Russian Fedor Emelianenko. However, after his career being bogged down by plenty of injuries and losing a return fight against Francis Ngannou early this year. Velasquez has since then started a new career in the field of professional wrestling and has now even made it to the WWE. Though, the news of the hour is the fact that it has now been officially confirmed that the Mexican-American mixed martial artist has now officially signed a contract with WWE and has retired from MMA as well.
Velasquez attacked Brock Lesnar previously at WWE Smackdown on Fox to take revenge on Lesnar’s attack on Velasquez’s fellow luchador Rey Mysterio. WWE has already now set a match for the two at WWE’s infamous Saudi Arabia PPV, i.e. Crown Jewel on October 31 for the WWE Championship.
The news of Velasquez’s MMA retirement was confirmed and broken out by ESPN’s noted combat sports journalist Marc Raimondi. He also revealed that Velasquez had signed a multiple-year deal with WWE and then the wrestling promotion had informed UFC of their former heavyweight kingpin’s retirement from the sport of MMA.