Who is the biggest heavyweight mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter all the time?
It depends on who you ask. At one point several years ago, it looked as though then, the UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez would take the title and run away with it, so Fedor Emelianenko (and several others) in the dust.
But surgically repaired Velasquez could not stay fresh and was completed by both Junior Dos Santos and Fabricio Werdum in high-profile title matches. Apologists accused the location of "Cigano's" blow the first time, so the Mexican elevation for his "Vai Cavalo" defeat.
I'm not sure if they qualify as "stupid", but coach Javier Mendez blames the game.
"I mean, in my opinion, that he could have been the greatest heavyweight of all time if none of those stupid things had happened to him," Mendez told The MMA Hour. "I mean, there were some of his reasons, some of my cause, some of just unforeseen things. And almost everyone who sees what he is capable of doing and what he has done, knows clearly that there is no someone like him. "
Velasquez missed three years of his match premiere, which did not compete in 201
"This is an unforgiving sport, and he has had many accidents with him," said Mendez. "And as I said, some are my fault, some are his fault, some are the fault of others. But it has happened and we just have to move on. But is it depressing? Yes it is. It's heartbreaking for me when I see these things happen to him. "
Velasquez doesn't seem to have any speed in returning to the Octagon after signing Mexico's AAA pro wrestling campaign where he wants make his mid-summer debut as part of the upcoming "TripleMania" extravaganza.
As a fan, where is Velasquez located on your "best ever" list?