clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Brock Lesnar Vs. Cain Velasquez A No Go For UFC 119 In Indy

Ariel Helwani is reporting that Dana White has informed MMA Fighting that rumors of Brock Lesnar fighting Cain Velasquez for the UFC's heavyweight championship at UFC 119 in Indianapolis are false.  UFC 119 has yet to be formally announced by Zuffa, and still has no main event.  The September 25th date would be about a three month layoff between fights for the champ, but with Lesnar's recent health problems his doctors may want to give him more time off to recuperate.  Fight Scoops also had a story from early April saying that his wife was four months pregnant, putting her due date sometime around September.  I would be willing to bet that has more to due with him not fighting in September than any health problem.  Velasquez hasn't stepped into the octagon since his KO victory over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 110 in February.  I'm expecting the UFC to save this fight for the end of the year, possibly for New Years.  Quite the long layoff for Cain, though.  With such a young and inexperienced fighter, I really worry about ring rust being a factor.