UFC champ Cain Velasquez fighting boredom following shoulder surgery

By Steven Marrocco

CONCORD, Calif. – It’s black, neoprene, and has a bright red ball attached to it by Velcro.  This is the sling that hosts Cain Velasquez‘s right forearm for the immediate future.

Back in October, the American Kickboxing Academy fighter beat Brock Lesnar for the UFC heavyweight title, but Velasquez’s next opponent could be his toughest yet: boredom.

“I feel lost,” he told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) as he and AKA teammate Josh Koscheck prepared to sign autographs at the one-year anniversary celebration for the first UFC Gym opening. “I feel retired somehow, like I need to find a hobby.”

He didn’t have time for those before. Between the demands of training, public appearances and family life, he didn’t have much time to tinker around the house. Working out was his hobby, and his job too.

Now, his right arm is pretty much useless as he recovers from major surgery he underwent two weeks prior for a badly torn rotator cuff. He could be back in the cage by August if the healing process goes well. If not, he may be out until December.


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