Cain Velasquez Vs. Junior Dos Santos Rematch Is Not Happening At UFC 152

Last year, Salinas native Cain Velasquez lost his UFC Heavyweight Championship to Junior dos Santos, who has looked pretty much unbeatable for a good while now. Velasquez is already hard at work on the redemption trail, looking impressive himself in his last match against Antonio Silva. Make no mistake: a rematch between Velasquez and dos Santos for the title is inevitable. It just looks like it will be happening later, rather than sooner.

Nitesh Dutt of CSN Bay Area relays the information that, per UFC President Dana White, the Velasquez vs. dos Santos rematch will not be happening at UFC 152 in Toronto, which was the anticipated main event, as well as more or less the soonest the fight could have realistically been expected to take place.

This announcement (or non-announcement, if you prefer), is good for a lot of reasons, but most of all it's just smart for UFC from a business standpoint. Although there have been a string of mishaps in the heavyweight division as of late, putting a huge rematch like this together right away would not only limit the amount of money the promotion can make, but robs the fans of the long build-up to a true dream match.

The fight can wait and so can we. It will be worth it for everyone.

For more on mixed martial arts in general, check out everything we have to offer over at MMA Fighting and Bloody Elbow.

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