Will Defeating Travis Browne Put Cain Velasquez in Title Hunt?

Cain Velasquez knows his road to regaining the Heavyweight title belt goes through Travis Browne at UFC 200. Photo Courtesy: Adam Etheridge
Cain Velasquez knows his road to regaining the Heavyweight title belt goes through Travis Browne at UFC 200. Photo Courtesy: Adam Etheridge

By Kyler Kuehler

Cain Velasquez has had a rough past year after coming back from an injury in 2015 only to lose the Heavyweight title at UFC 188 against Fabricio Werdum and having to pull from their rematch at UFC 196, thus losing his title contender spot. With the hiccups his career has taken over that time span it looks as if he will never be the same fighter and with constant injuries it looks to be as if he may never regain the Heavyweight title or even climb back into title contention.

Velasquez’ next fight is scheduled for UFC 200 against Travis Browne. The light has begun to shine in his corner again as he has now been given a major chance to prove to the entire heavyweight division that he still is one of the most dominate heavyweights in the UFC and will do whatever it takes to regain the belt and stay on top.

However, Travis Browne is a hard hitter with a large size advantage over Velasquez as he looks to do whatever it takes to knock Velasquez down and add a huge win to his record, which would secure him a future title shot.

No one can forget Velasquez’ intense wrestling and extreme cardio that he has used to dominate many of his opponents and that is something Browne will have difficulty dealing with as he relies heavily on his standing game and always looks to finish fights as early as possible. With that being in mind that could be the very key Velasquez needs to get back on the winning streak and place him back into the title contention.

After all Browne is a tough opponent and so if Velasquez could put on an unforgettable performance that gives him another big win to his record it would surely move him back up the ladder with the possibility of seeing him fight for the title later in the year or early in the year 2017.

On a side note, it might even open the door again to a possible super fight against Jon Jones, which everyone would surely love to see go down.