Cain might ursurp De La Hoya based solely on this tattoo
When I lived in Phoenix, Arizona, there was no bigger sporting event than an Oscar De La Hoya fight.
There would be lines of people waiting to get into arenas to watch it on a MONITOR, the sports bars were filled and when The Golden Boy fought Julio Cesar Chavez I think the state actually exploded.
Mexicans and Mexican-Americans are extremely proud people who show up in great numbers to support their guys.
Unfortunately for Lesnar there aren’t a whole lot of ginger Vikings around anymore, but there sure are a lot of Mexicans, over 110 million in Mexico, as well as 31 million Mexican-Americans and an estimated five to seven million undocumented immigrants living in America.
Guess who they are all going to be cheering for? Velasquez is a Mexican-American whose father was an illegal immigrant.
Now that the UFC is more accessible and will be televised on channels that everyone can get, there are 150 million reasons why Cain Velasquez is going to be the biggest draw in MMA.
Velasquez has a chance to be the most popular Mexican-American athlete since De La Hoya.