MMA  > General MMA  > Put the brakes on, still no UFC 119 Main Event
July 8, 2010, 10:00 AM
The UFC's first fight card in Indianapolis is still without a main event.

MMAjunkie.com's (www.mmajunkie.com) Dann Stupp first reported on Monday that both Brock Lesnar (5-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Shane Carwin had been approached prior to their UFC 116 headlining contest (won by Lesnar) about the possibility of returning to action at UFC 119, which takes place Sept. 25, to face top contender Cain Velasquez (8-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC).

UFC president Dana White has since informed multiple outlets that the Lesnar vs. Velasquez bout will not take place at UFC 119, though he has yet to name an official date for the heavyweight title fight.

Prior to UFC 116, White confirmed that Velasquez would receive first crack at winner of the Lesnar-Carwin title unification matchup. Velasquez has been sidelined since February while waiting on the results of the contest, and White said he hoped to get the American Kickboxing Academy standout back in action as quickly as possible.

Cain fights the winner of this fight, probably as soon as possible," White said. "Cain's been waiting a long time.

But at UFC 116's post-event press conference, Lesnar didn't appear too hurried to return to the cage.

I'm expecting a baby in two weeks, Lesnar said. My wife's been a trooper. She's been pregnant for 18 months these past two years.

I'm going home tonight. I'm going to visit some family when I get home, and I've got some combining. I'm a farmer now, and I'm doing what I love to do. I've got some combining to do this fall, and I want to shoot a white-tailed deer and spend time with my family. Brock stated.
July 8, 2010  11:23 AM ET

So basically white has pretty much screwed Cain over by not letting him fight since Feb and who knows when he will fight again...

July 8, 2010  11:57 AM ET
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So basically white has pretty much screwed Cain over by not letting him fight since Feb and who knows when he will fight again...

He should have been fighting in that time frame...preferably against Cigano for a true #1 Contender spot. If Cain loses to Lesnar then I won't get as much joy out of watching Cigano beat Cain.

July 8, 2010  12:04 PM ET
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He should have been fighting in that time frame...preferably against Cigano for a true #1 Contender spot. If Cain loses to Lesnar then I won't get as much joy out of watching Cigano beat Cain.

Its not Cains fault though..... Dana has said he wasn't letting Cain fight until after the Carwin/Lesnar fight.... So basically Cain is going to be waiting untill probably dec or so for Lesnar.... Cain is doomed iin that fight.

July 8, 2010  12:36 PM ET

Come on guys, get used to it.

You know Dana will do everything within his power to make sure that Brock has that belt for as long as humanly possible.

If he thinks he can make Cain rusty (and raise Lesnar's chance of winning), he will.

July 8, 2010  12:37 PM ET
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Its not Cains fault though..... Dana has said he wasn't letting Cain fight until after the Carwin/Lesnar fight.... So basically Cain is going to be waiting untill probably dec or so for Lesnar.... Cain is doomed iin that fight.

Yeah, probably a November fight but definately a ten month wait. Besides, what is Dana really to do if he thinks Cain is the number 1 contender? Dana can't force Brock to fight again just over 2 months after beating Carwin. Brock would have to start his training camp in 2-3 weeks.

July 8, 2010  12:37 PM ET
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Come on guys, get used to it.You know Dana will do everything within his power to make sure that Brock has that belt for as long as humanly possible. If he thinks he can make Cain rusty (and raise Lesnar's chance of winning), he will.

Do yuo really give Cain a high chance of wining even if they both faught cold in 4 weeks with no camp?

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July 8, 2010  01:48 PM ET

When is the GSP Vs Kos fight supposed to happen?? I know it has to be after the TUF show but I can't remember if that gives them a November or December time frame.

July 8, 2010  02:29 PM ET
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Brock is suspended until Aug 3rd, and his wife is due with a baby shortly. I think he has the right to wait until November. And Dana wanted Brock to fight Sept 25th, but you cant force the guy.

and this is why Cain should have had a fight already..... Cain and dos santos could have been fighting with the winner getting the winner of Brock/carwin, and the losers squaring off against each other...

July 8, 2010  02:53 PM ET

Its big nog vs frank mir.

July 8, 2010  02:54 PM ET

Check mmafighting.com

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July 8, 2010  03:10 PM ET
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When is the GSP Vs Kos fight supposed to happen?? I know it has to be after the TUF show but I can't remember if that gives them a November or December time frame.

December last I heard

July 8, 2010  03:11 PM ET
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and this is why Cain should have had a fight already..... Cain and dos santos could have been fighting with the winner getting the winner of Brock/carwin, and the losers squaring off against each other...

I was begging for that back in February

July 8, 2010  03:11 PM ET
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They didnt want to lose two contenders.

Tuff ****....if you claim you make your best fight then make em fight!

July 8, 2010  03:12 PM ET
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Its big nog vs frank mir.

Huh, when did that happen? Today? Thats a BS headliner! Another spoon of questionable pudding from Dana!

July 8, 2010  03:14 PM ET

THIS JUST IN: The co-main event is....

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Ryan Bader

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