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Junior dos Santos’ team thinks rematch with Cain Velasquez unlikely for UFC 152

One of the coaches for UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos has said a planned rematch with Cain Velasquez will not happen at UFC 152 as had been rumored. The card is scheduled for September 22 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Yuri Carlton, who works with Dos Santos as part of the Brazilian heavyweight’s team, feels like a hand injury suffered by Velasquez in his win over Antonio Silva makes the former title-holder’s return by the required date nearly impossible.

“The fight is with Velasquez, but no definite date,” said Carlton in a recent interview with Fighter’s Only Magazine. “It was speculated for September, but that is unreal. Velasquez is also with a broken hand, it’s not resolved, so I think the UFC will wait a little longer.”

However, one of Velasquez’s trainers – Javier Mendez – has refuted the claim, talking to The Score and saying, “Cain told the doc after his fight that his front knuckle was bruised and all they did was give him a slip that he needed an X-ray before being cleared. Standard commission practice is all that happened and they gave him a six-month suspension until he has his X-ray to clear him. He has no injuries other than the bruise and even sparred on Monday.”

Carlton mentioned either November or December as the likely date for the rematch with Vazquez sticking with UFC 152. Dos Santos knocked out Velasquez last year to claim the UFC belt.

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9 COMMENTS
  • Rece Rock says:

    JDS round 2 TKO.

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  • MCM says:

    Round 2? I think you’re giving Cain too much credit. JDS KO rnd 1.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    It’s Cain’s belt, boys.

    Cain being healthy the next time around will make all the difference, just like Anderson Silva in a few weeks when he stomps Chael.

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  • MCM says:

    Are you gonna cry when Silva gets his faced smashed in, again, and Cain gets his lights put out, again? I bet you’re gonna cry. ;)

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  • Rece Rock says:

    Hey Rich Cain wasn’t the only one unhealthy… JDS was fighting with something torn in his knee and went and had surgery right after the fight… Cain is a wrestler who didn’t take down a guy with one leg…

    MCM….I’m figuring Cain will be leg kicking, back peddling and fake shootin’ in the entire first round trying to keep a patient JDS at bay… then in round 2 it’s beat down time.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    MCM you really think Cheal is gonna repeat that performance?? Like I said in a previous post Chael was at a 16.9 :1 TRatio… he will be fighting at a fraction of that if he comes into the fight within the levels of compliance… In other words Sonnen was 17x the level of a normal guy and still got choked out…. Sorry but I gotta believe Silva is gonna fuck Sonnen up.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Haha c’mon… Silva is gonna embarrass Chael, to the point there could be some actual crying involved.

    JDS on the other hand does have a solid chance of winning. Neither guy was healthy for the first fight, and I’m pretty confident the first fight would have been postponed due to injury if it hadn’t been the big FOX debut. The UFC already had all its chips in the middle of the table; the show had to go on, for better or (IMO) worse.

    But both guys at close to full strength… gimme Cain.

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  • MCM says:

    You guys should know by now that my Main Event pics are always %100 correct.

    But to break it down, it doesn’t matter what his TRatio was during that fight, Sonnen still fought exactly the same as he does every fight. If AS had half the TDD of Bisping, this would be a no brainer. But Sonnens style is Silva’s weakness. Is it possible he gets trapped in a sub again? Absolutely. But I find it just a plausible that Silva still has awful TDD and winds up getting smashed against the cage and pounded on just like last time.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Chael’s gonna get kicked, kneed, punched. Not gonna be pretty for the West Linn gangsta.

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