Cain Velasquez reportedly retires from UFC, signs multi-year WWE deal

By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez signed a multi-year deal with WWE and officially retired from MMA on Friday, according to ESPN.

Powell’s POV: Velasquez worked some matches in Mexico before signing with WWE. He will face Brock Lesnar at the WWE Crown Jewel event on October 31 in Saudi Arabia. With WWE rushing right into the Lesnar match, it will be interesting to see what they do with Velasquez coming out of Crown Jewel.

The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell and guest Mister Saint Laurent, who offers passionate words about what MLW delivers that pro wrestling has been missing, addresses criticism of MLW's contracts, straying from the path that his family paved for him, discusses the MLW Saturday Night SuperFight pay-per-view event that will be held on November 2 in Chicago, and more (62:44)...

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