After missing a year with injury issues, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is having a great second half of 2016.
In July, Velasquez picked up his first victory in nearly three years when he scored a first-round TKO over Travis Browne at UFC 200. And in September, Velasquez is one of numerous former UFC titleholders who will be appearing in the upcoming Kickboxer: Vengeance reboot.
Speaking to MMAWeekly.com during press for Kickboxer, Velasquez talked about the difference between fighting in the UFC and fighting in a movie, his comeback win over Browne, and his plans for regaining his lost title.
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MMAWeekly.com: Firstly, Cain, how did you get involved with Kickboxer: Vengeance?
Cain Velasquez: They called my manager up and asked if I would be part of the movie, be part of the fight scenes. As soon as I got to the set, it was cool. It was in Thailand, in a tiny little bar, and the scene was me fighting against the main character (of Kurt Sloane, played by) Alain Moussi. Just driving him through tables, up against the wall, it was just a great experience overall.
MMAWeekly.com: How did fighting for the movie differ from what you do in the UFC octagon?
Cain Velasquez: It’s cool, but it’s pretty different, definitely. I was still doing what I would do for fighting, but it’s more so making it look real. It was cool going through and getting to choreograph stuff. You have to have the right techniques so it looks good on camera.
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