click here." /> Cain Velasquez: The Baddest Man On The Planet | UFC ® - News
Article

Cain Velasquez: The Baddest Man On The Planet

Below are excerpts from Cain Velasquez’s feature interview in the April/May issue of UFC 360 on newsstands nationwide April 2. To subscribe to the print or tablet edition click here.
UFC 360: Can you trace your desire to compete in MMA to a  specific moment?
Cain Velasquez: It was sometime during my junior year in college. I loved wrestling, and to this day still do, but I knew I was kind of missing something, and that was the striking aspect of the sport. The feeling just kind of came out here and there, and it grew a little bit. When I saw the sport of MMA growing I thought, “Okay, this is perfect. This has what I’m looking for.”

Your last press tour to Mexico City got a little packed, what happened?
It was crazy. They didn’t really publicize the event too much, so the turnout was a surprise to everybody. We didn’t have enough security. It was in the downstairs of a Macy’s. I was between two escalators, so my back was against a wall. The signing was supposed to go for two hours and it lasted five minutes. People started pushing and getting a little crazy, so we had to cut it. I ended up signing 2,000 autograph cards and had them sent down to Mexico City so people could get one.

Can you walk out the door in Mexico City now, or is it always a mob scene?
Yeah, it depends on where we go. One time I had to put on a disguise and go out the back, but it depends on where you want to go.

When did you start riding motorcycles?
My uncle always had bikes. Even when we were little he would give us little three wheelers or quads. We had some land to ride around. He got me started with it, and then I grew up and didn’t have the money for it. Then Michelle and I wanted to take a class about a year and a half ago and we started riding together. She’s the one that got me interested in it again, now I just love it.

How close are you and Daniel Cormier, what do you think of him?
I think he’s the best heavyweight out there.

Click here to subscribe to UFC 360, the official magazine of
the Ultimate Fighting Championship, available now in print and
digital editions. Photos by James Law



Watch Past Fights

Media

Recent
The Chive caught up with Daniel Cormier to discuss one of the more memorable meetings with Jon Jones outside of the Octagon. The story was so good that The Chive decided to animate the whole thing.
30-Jun-2016
With the semifinals now complete and one of the best fights of the season about to unfold, don't miss the last episode of The Ultimate Fighter on Wednesday at 11pm ET on TSN 5.
30-Jun-2016
Get ready for the most historic night in UFC history with Hank and George as they break down the main event rematch for the Light Heavyweight title between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones in this special animated short.
30-Jun-2016
Watch the Top 8 finishes from the careers of some of the stars from UFC 200. Don't miss UFC 200: Cormier vs Jones 2 live on Pay-Per-View on July 9.
30-Jun-2016