Former UFC champion Cain Velasquez has been released from the WWE and could be headed back to the UFC.
Although the WWE has been putting on shows through the coronavirus shut down, they have still had to let a few of their talent go. Among those released by the company was former UFC champion, Cain Velasquez first reported by The Wrestling Observer. Velasquez was only with the WWE for a few short months. Could this release pave the way for a return to UFC? It might be his best option.
Before joining the WWE, Velasquez participated in a Mexican wrestling promotion called Lucha Libre AAA. Of course, one option could be to return to this path and possibly wait for the WWE to call him back. In his short time with the WWE he had an interesting storyline with another former UFC champion Brock Lesnar. The two appeared together at the Crown Jewel event in Oct. 2019, in Saudi Arabia.
Velasquez left the UFC after 11 years with the company. At this time a return could see him right back at the top of the heavyweight division. With many sports organizations on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the UFC has found a way to move forward. They have four events on the schedule beginning on May 9 with more to be added in June and July. This activity means more fights and more opportunities for fighters than other athletes at this time.
At the time he left, Velasquez was in a bit of a holding spot. While in a position for a title shot, his friend and training partner Daniel Cormier was the champ at the time. Not wanting to fight a teammate could have pushed him to leave the sport. Now with Cormier on the verge of retirement and Stipe Miocic holding the belt, this could be the perfect time for a return of Velasquez.