It’s become widely known that the winner of this Saturday night’s (April 19, 2014) UFC on FOX 11 main event between Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, will get the next shot at injured champion Cain Velasquez’s UFC heavyweight title.
And today, news has come that the bout could be an absolutely groundbreaking one.
Speaking at today’s UFC on FOX 11 pre-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White said that as long as Velasquez can return on time from his shoulder surgery, either Werdum or Browne would take on the champ in the UFC’s first foray into Mexico:
"Yeah...as long as Cain's recovery is on course, then the fight will be in Mexico. I'm probably going to get in trouble for saying and announcing that."
Velasquez headlining a card in his family’s home country of Mexico has been a distinct possibility for some time now. He was rumored to face Werdum there before another shoulder injury put the kibosh on those plans.
With Velasquez tentatively slated for a November return, that timetable could make sense for his long-rumored bout in Mexico. If the promotion can make it happen, it’ll undoubtedly be one of the most anticipated cards of the year.
But we’ve see potential blockbusters come and go when the details couldn’t be aligned just right. As with most UFC rumors, we’ll just have to wait and see what actually transpires.
However, the stage is set for a huge heavyweight title fight. Who will be Velasquez’ opponent if the UFC makes it happen?