It was previously reported that Cain Velasquez was training at The WWE Performance Center earlier this month, but the reason was not made clear until recently. It is being said that the reason Velasquez was training at The WWE Performance Center earlier this month was to make a statement to The UFC.
Dave Meltzer explained on a recent edition of The Wrestling Observer Radio Program that the former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion is currently negotiating a new deal with The UFC. Meltzer also said that Velasquez, who defeated Brock Lesnar for The UFC Heavyweight Championship at UFC 121 in 2010, was at The Performance Center because Velasquez “wanted to show UFC that he’s got other options.”
While at The WWE PC, Velasquez learned pro wrestling techniques with Norman Smiley and took part in a DDP Yoga class taught by WWE Hall Of Famer Diamond Dallas Page. He also worked out in The Performance Center’s weight room and attended the last night of NXT’s television tapings at Full Sail University.
“My experience has been amazing,” Velasquez told WWE.com. “I’m just looking forward to being here and learning as much as I can. I’ve been a fan of the sport since I was a little kid, and now I get to participate in it.”
A match between Bobby Roode and Mojo Rawley has been announced for next week’s episode of RAW from Jacksonville, FL. As previously reported, Ronda Rousey vs. Alicia Fox will also take place next week. Below is a video of Roode and Rawley brawling during a backstage segment that took place during last night’s RAW with included Zack Ryder, Heath Slater, Rhyno, Mike Kanellis, The Ascension and Curt Hawkins: