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Dana White Says He’s Happy for Cain Velasquez After Retiring From MMA and Signing With WWE

October 21, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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Speaking to reporters at the UFC on ESPN 6 post-fight press conference on Friday night, UFC President Dana White spoke about Cain Velasquez retiring from MMA and signing with WWE. Below is an excerpt from the presser (via Fightful).

“I’m happy for him. Cain’s had some rough injuries that have happened. The guy’s been a professional athlete a long time, a collegiate athlete, a super nice guy. When it looks like it’s the end of your career and you’re looking at what’s next. It’s hard for these guys to figure out ‘what do I do?’ I always like ‘How is Cain going to wrestle? He’s having problems with his body in MMA.’ Then I saw him doing (lucha libre) wrestling, and I said ‘god damn, he’s pretty good. That’s cool.’ Then I got a call from WWE and I knew what they were thinking. I was totally cool with it. They didn’t even ask me, they were just looking for Cain, I figured that’s what they were going to do. I’m happy for him, I’m happy for his family. I hope he does well like Ronda did and makes a lot of money and the fans love him.”

As previously reported, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez recently confirmed his retirement from MMA. He reportedly signed a long-term, multi-year deal with WWE. He’s scheduled to face Brock Lesnar later this month at WWE Crown Jewel.