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Chael Sonnen: “Cain Velasquez is the scariest fighter in MMA history”



Cain Velasquez is the'scariest' fighter in MMA history, according to Chael Sonnen.

After winning the UFC heavyweight title twice, Velasquez left the sport in October 2019 to pursue a career in professional wrestling. He finished his professional MMA career with a 14-3 record.


In Sonnen's opinion, Velasquez was so terrifying not just because of his fighting style and his determination, but also because of the rumours and legends that would spread about him in the MMA scene.


“The scariest fighter in MMA history: I had, with a pretty sizable gap, Cain Velasquez,” Sonnen said on his podcast. “He had the whole bit: He had the look, he had the eyes, he had the jawline, the stoicness, the rumors and reputation, the work ethic. We don’t see that very often, not that level, not where they can be on you that hard, non-stop.”


Following an alleged 11-mile high-speed chase in February while chasing a car, Velasquez is currently facing a number of charges. Velasquez is accused of pursuing the car while erratically shooting his.40 calibre weapon.


After being detained for several months Velasquez was eventually taken into custody. He is due back in court on March 8 and, if proven guilty, may spend the rest of his life behind bars.

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