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Cain Velasquez already scheduled his next surgery despite UFC 207 rematch against Fabricio Werdum

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There’s a pretty good chance that Cain Velasquez will enter his rematch against Fabricio Werdum, scheduled for the upcoming UFC 207 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sat., Dec. 30, 2016 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, with some form of injury or ailment.

Severe enough to send him under the knife ... yet again.

“My first fight in the UFC was in 2008. Since that time, I’ve had seven surgeries,” Velasquez said on today’s media conference call (listen here). “I have a fight Dec. 30. After that fight I’m already scheduled for my next surgery.”

The nature of his surgery or how long it’s expected to keep him out of action was not revealed, though you can bet it’s going to have an impact on this.

“For us, in the future, there is no post-retirement health plan,” he continued. “That’s why I think it’s important for what we’re doing now, us fighters coming together and having the rest of the UFC roster come together to make our lives better now and in the future.”

Velasquez insists he speaks not just for himself, but for other UFC fighters experiencing similar health-related issues. That’s why he joined the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association (MMAAA) alongside Bjorn Rebney and Georges St-Pierre.

For more on that endeavor click here. To see who else is fighting at UFC 207 click here.