PHOENIX – The finale of the main event on ESPN's first full UFC map was eerily similar to its first Fox game more than seven years ago.
Cain Velasquez, widely regarded as one of the greatest heavyweight in the history of mixed martial arts, came out at the end of the two. In 2011 he injured his knee and lost the Junior dos Santos heavyweight title for just over a minute.
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The difference this time, however, is how the final came.
In 2011, there was no doubt that Velasquez was injured when he was removed.
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The next day, the company was sold for more than $ 4.2 billion, but the appearance of Sunday was the first Velasquez series under WME. 19659006] devastated and seemed to struggle with tears when he spoke of the final. "I took that step, I did with my left foot, I just felt something pop," Velasquez said, "When I tried to take another step, I just gave in. My knee came out I can not believe that this happened To go 100% healthy, 100% ready and just to have this freak, I can not even believe It's just hard, but it's the sport Sometimes it happens. "
Asked if he felt a blow, Velasquez shook his head and said," It was just a knee, you know? " He did not even touch me.
Nagu, the hardest hit in the UFC, saw it very differently. Repeaters seem to support his opinion. Velasquez threw two high beats, and then a Nagano stroke seemed to be thrown at the top of Arizona's former wrestler. Velasquez stepped forward and repeated the show that Nganu threw the top and the head of Velasquez.