Nobody can deny Velasquez has been an injury-prone fighter. Lengthy absences, surgeries, and fight pullouts have kept him from being a superstar. Dana White even went on record to say he would think twice before putting Cain in the main event again any time soon.
Cain first injured his torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder during his fight with Lesnar on October 23, 2010. Then in 2014 he pulled from UFC 180 just 3 weeks before due to a torn meniscus and sprained MCL in his right knee. A rematch with Werdum was expected to take place on February 6, 2016 but Cain pulled out again. The rematch with Werdum is set for December 30th at UFC 207.