Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez made shocked the world of professional wrestling and MMA when he made an appearance on Friday's SmackDown debut on FOX to attack Brock Lesnar.
Following the show, Cain took part in his first interview since the events with ESPN, in which he discussed Brock Lesnar, talking to Roman Reigns and if he requires surgery.
Below are the highlights:
On fighting with Brock Lesnar on SmackDown:
“It was a different world, but it felt the same, the same intensity that was there from the first time we fought. The same feelings came back. It’s a different world, yes, but those same feelings are there when he’s staring at me and I’m staring at him, like, ‘It’s time to go.’
The crowd reaction was awesome, the energy, it’s something that I gotta take in more of and I will once I get better at this. I could feel the energy and people just loving it.
I think it’s a great story, a great rivalry between me and Brock. There’s a strong tie from UFC to WWE now, it’s the same type of feeling when I fought him in Anaheim [at UFC 121].”
On what Roman Reigns said to him backstage:
“[Roman said] ‘It’s awesome to see you here and hopefully we see more of you here’.”
On if he requires surgery on his knee:
“No, it’s good. It’s getting better, so just leave it the way it is. Work on getting better in the ring and getting conformable out there as much as I can.”
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