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Velasquez undergoes surgery, out of action till late 2014

Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is facing a long injury layoff after undergoing surgery to repair a torn muscle on his shoulder recently. According to reports, there is no fixed timeline on the return of the Cuban American but insiders from the UFC say that it could be late 2014 when the champion finally makes his return to the Octagon.

Earlier this week, Velasquez posted a photo of himself on his official account on Instagram where he commented that his shoulder surgery went relatively well and he will be looking to get back to action as soon as he possibly can.

The UFC Heavyweight champion underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum on his shoulder and such an injury is not very rare for contact sport too.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recently informed MMA insiders that the labrum is a kind of cartilage cuff which surrounds the ball and socket joint of the shoulder and it is this cartilage that provides stability to what is considered as one of the shallowest joints in the body.

An injury of the tissue, according to specialists, can have long lasting effects where it can destabilize the shoulder, and it becomes prone to even more injuries over time such as loss of strength and motion as well as eventual dislocation of the shoulder joint.

And this is not the first time that the UFC Heavyweight champion has been sidelined with a shoulder injury. Back in 2010, Velasquez was out of action for almost eight months after he underwent surgery to repair a rotator cuff on his right shoulder. He has also previously undergone surgery to repair a torn AL which also kept him out of action for a long time.

It was previously reported that he wouldn’t need surgery.

Velasquez Standing tall over Dos Santos

Cain Velasquez is all set to set the ring on fire as he gets down with Junior Dos Santos this December 29 2012 at the UFC 155. This is almost like a rematch because the previous match that had been scheduled in November 12, 2011 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, was not worth a thrill because both of them were not physically fit owing to injuries. Nevertheless, Cain lost to the ‘Cigano’ (as dos Santos is also known) in just 64 seconds and Dos Santos walked away with the gold of the UFC heavyweight division.

It is now almost a year since that incident and Cain Velasquez has not forgotten it at all. By recalling that incident he has made himself ready enough to avenge his only loss in his record. Taking time into the training and getting back at the spot at the right time and a golden chance was all that he had been waiting for. According to him, this is almost like a real fight game because here the people get hurt almost everywhere, even the heart too, if they lose the game after so much of toil. What adds to the grief and anger is the loose comments made by certain viewers who think training for MMA is just a boit of workout at the gym where one can skip a lot of perfection.

Cain Velasquez agrees that they have to be perfect even at the gym because even a small mistake can leave one injured, forcing him to take a break from the fights which is terrible. Now there is no such question of injuries because he is in full form after defeating Antonio Silva, (Big Foot) in just the first round of the UFC. How much is now Cain is able to get from his bargain is to be watched over.

UFC Champions Mix 2011 Anderson Silva, George St Pierre, Cain Velasquez, Jon Jones, Cruze And Aldo

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