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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 23: Cain Velasquez works out for the media and fans during the UFC 146 Open Workouts at MGM Grand on May 23, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TRAINING: I usually train three times a day, so in the morning, around 8, I go lift at Joe Grosso’s Elite Training. At noon, we’ll do our hard sparring, then come back and do jiu-jitsu, and then around 6:30 or 7 I’ll do an aerodyne workout for a half hour.
What ranks and titles have you held? UFC heavyweight champion, Two-time All-American in wrestling for Arizona State, Two-time Pac-10 Champion, junior college national champion for Iowa Central Community College.
What ranks and titles have you held? Two-time All-American in wrestling for Arizona State, Two-time Pac-10 Champion, junior college national champion for Iowa Central Community College.
Do you have any heroes? My parents
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The UFC is the "big show". It has the best fighters in the MMA arena.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I graduated from Arizona State with a bachelor’s degree in Education.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked security for a nightclub.
Favorite grappling technique: takedown
Favorite Striking technique: knees