Javier Mendez says Cain Velasquez could return to MMA

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez retired from MMA in 2019 when he got KO’d by today’s champ Francis Ngannou. The Mexican returned from nearly a three-year absence just so “The Predator” send him to the pro-wrestling world.

Ever since then, the 39-year-old Velasquez is part of the AAA and WWE.

But according to his former coach  – AKA’s Javier Mendez, there’s a chance we might see Cain back in the cage. If the money is good, of course.

“He’s got it if he wants it,” Mendez recently told MMA Junkie. “He’s got it. But I don’t know if he wants to come back. I don’t speak with him about those things.

“But it’s possible. If someone says, ‘Hey, here’s $2 million, let’s go fight,’ he might say, ‘Eh give me $4 (million) and I’ll do it.’

“I don’t know, but who knows – money talks most of the time. If the money is good and the UFC lets him, it’s possible that he may do it.”

“He does have more fuel left in the tank than what Daniel had,” Mendez said of Velasquez. “He’s not the same. Cain is not the same as when he was younger, but he does have more left than Daniel. He is younger – he’s not in his 40s.

“Remember, Daniel was 41 and he had a back surgery, and after the surgery, DC wasn’t the same. The years caught up to him. All the wear and tear and everything came to an end with him. In his mind, he was always a champion. With Daniel, his mind was always stronger than his body.”

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