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MMA News: Cain Velasquez To Face Winner of Brock Lesnar/JDS in October

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24:  UFC fighter Cain Velasquez poses after his victory over UFC fighter Ben Rothwell (not pictured) in their Heavyweight bout at UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun at Staples Center on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  Velasquez won the fight by way of TKO.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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Sal DeRoseCorrespondent IMay 1, 2011

Rumors have been swirling about when UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez would be making his return to the Octagon after his appearance at the "Seven Champion Q&A" on Friday.

Velasquez is close to a return, and that return could come on October 8, when the UFC heads to Houston for UFC 136. UFC president, Dana White said the idea is plausible, according to MMAFighting.com.

"I don't know yet but probably," White said.

"It sounds like that would make a lot of sense." 

Velasquez was seen last October, when he knocked out Brock Lesnar in the first round and won the UFC heavyweight belt. Since that time, Velasquez has undergone surgery on his shoulder and gone through extensive physical therapy.

For the fight to happen in October, it does take a lot of luck. Velasquez would need to be cleared, and then on top of his clearance, the winner of the fight between Junior dos Santos and Lesnar would need to come relatively unscathed and avoid serious medical suspensions.

JDS and Lesnar are set to square off in June at UFC 131 for the resolution to their coaching debuts on The Ultimate Fighter 13.

Velasquez is 9-0 in his MMA career and should be ready to go to make his first title defense in October.

The UFC heavyweight champ also spoke about facing the winner of Strikeforce's Heavyweight Grand Prix to solidify one true champion in MMA. The focus quickly turned in a different direction.

"But right now, my focus is on studying Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos." Velasquez said.

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