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Cain Velasquez Informed UFC That He Has Withdrawn From USADA Testing Pool

October 5, 2019 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Cain Velasquez

MMA Junkie reports that Cain Velasquez has informed the UFC that he has withdrawn from the USADA testing pool, which means that he has essentially retired from MMA. This comes after he debuted in professional wrestling for AAA earlier this year and made his WWE debut last night.

Velasquez’s last UFC fight was back at UFC on ESPN 1 in February, which was 26-second KO loss to Francis Ngannou. It was also his only fight in over three years. He made his wrestling debut in August for AAA in Mexico City, then wrestled again earlier this month. His performances were praised for how quickly he adapted to wrestling.

He said back in August: “I’ve always loved MMA as well from when I started doing it until now. I’m still training and I still love it, so I’m not sure if I’m done yet. I still love MMA but pro wrestling is something I really love as well. It hit me by surprise and I wasn’t sure if I would like it or if I could even do it at first. I’ve becoming a natural to it. I love the acting side of it, the entertainment. I get to do stuff that’s physical then it also looks cool.

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