‘Things will get interesting,’ is all the Cain Velasquez has been willing to say regarding his longtime teammate Daniel Cormier’s move up to the UFC’s heavyweight division.
But that all changed today…
Two of the UFC’s pound-for-pound best both call the American Kickboxing Academy home. Their loyalty to one another has been unmatched over the years.
For Cormier, who started out his MMA career as a heavyweight, when his Strikeforce contract got bought out by the UFC, he dropped down a division due to Cain’s reign in the UFC’s heavyweight class.
Unwilling to fight one another, D.C. wanted to capture UFC gold of his own, and with Cain in the way, the decision was simple, move down in weight.
But times have changed, as D.C. readies for a heavyweight title fight against Stipe Miocic, and with Cain looking to return to UFC action as well, many want to know if a fight between the two teammates is on the table.
Cain revealed his thoughts on the subject, and spoke for D.C. as well, while on Monday’s edition of ‘The MMA Hour’.
Here’s what he said:
“No I wouldn’t, I wouldn’t fight him. No.”
“He feels the same way. We’re teammates, we’re friends, you know what I mean.”
“We’ve done this a lot with each other. I think it would be easy, me and him, just because we spar so much. Shit, it’d just be another day at the office.”