Cain Velasquez retires from MMA, inks multi-year agreement with WWE

Oct 11, 2019 - by Steve Gerweck

Marc Raimondi of ESPN confirms that Cain Velasquez has signed a multi-year deal with WWE and reports that he has notified the UFC of his retirement from fighting.

According to the ESPN article:

Velasquez has been removed from the UFC’s USADA drug-testing pool and the UFC heavyweight rankings.

The UFC did not immediately return a request for comment.

WWE is expected to make the announcement about Velasquez’s future at a news conference at T-Mobile Arena on Friday. Tyson Fury, boxing’s lineal heavyweight champion, will also be at the news conference for a potential future WWE match.

Velasquez, 37, made his WWE debut last Friday on SmackDown, confronting former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE champion Brock Lesnar.

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