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Cain Velasquez injured, Miocic set to face Werdum

<p>The former two-time UFC heavyweight champion has suffered a back injury, forcing him out of his title fight against Fabricio Werdum. Stipe Miocic, the #2 ranked contender <a href="http://roughcopy.com/news/dana-white-confirms-title-shot-stipe-miocic">who was promised a title shot</a>, has accepted the opportunity and will replace Velasquez at UFC 196.</p> <p>Dana White first broke the news on Twitter:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Cain Velasquez is out with a back injury. Stipe vs Werdum for the heavyweight championship February 6th. <a href="https://t.co/vPRJYJvOjL">pic.twitter.com/vPRJYJvOjL</a></p>&mdash; Dana White (@danawhite) <a href="https://twitter.com/danawhite/status/691400840557400069">January 24, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Cain Velasquez took to Facebook to issue an apology to his fans and to heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum:</p> <div id="fb-root"></div><script>(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script><div class="fb-post" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/officialcainvelasquez/posts/1225100854184174" data-width="500"><div class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"><blockquote cite="https://www.facebook.com/officialcainvelasquez/posts/1225100854184174"><p>I&#039;m sure you&#039;ve heard the news that I won&#039;t be able to fight at UFC 196. I can&#039;t begin to tell you how disappointed I am...</p>Posted by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/officialcainvelasquez/">Cain Velasquez</a> on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/officialcainvelasquez/posts/1225100854184174">Sunday, January 24, 2016</a></blockquote></div></div> <p>Stipe Miocic is coming off of the biggest win of his career,&nbsp;a 54-second knockout of former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski at UFC 195. At the post-fight press conference, Dana White promised Miocic a well-deserved title shot. Prior to that fight, the 33-year old displayed a dominant performance in a 5th round TKO over Mark Hunt.</p> <p>UFC 196 will take place on Feb. 6 in Las Vegas.</p>


Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.


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