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TEMPE, Ariz. – You can bet that when Cain Velasquez speaks to college wrestlers, they listen.
Even if Velasquez – the former UFC heavyweight champion who hopes to regain his title on Dec. 29 in Las Vegas against Junior Dos Santos at UFC 155 – is a man of few words.
Velasquez, 30, returned to his college roots Tuesday morning with a quick visit to the Arizona State wrestling room for a short talk with the current Sun Devils. Velasquez won the Pac-10 heavyweight national title in 2005 and 2006, and was also an All-American in those years.
Velasquez, who has a bachelor’s degree in education from ASU, is the first Mexican American to win a major professional heavyweight title in mixed martial arts (MMA) or boxing history. He has a career record of 9-1 in UFC, and after losing his title to Dos Santos in the first round on Nov. 12 of last year, defeated Antonio Silva on May 26 to put himself in position for a shot at the title.