Article by Jose Youngs, Fansided
Cain Velasquez relies on medical marijuana to get him through his training sessions.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is in a constant state of pain.
With a myriad of medical setbacks forcing him to watch from the sideline, it seems the former Arizona State wrestling standout has gone under the knife more than he’s actually stepped foot into the Octagon.
While he has managed to hobble his body to get in recent months, that hasn’t kept the pain at bay.
“It’s an achy pain that goes down your leg and it gets to a point where if you’re standing for 10 minutes, you have to sit down,” Velasquez told ESPN.com. “If you’re going out for a while, a half-hour, you know it’s going to be pretty painful. You have to sit down and take the compression off your back.”
As a result of these symptoms, Velasquez revealed he’s already planned to undergo back surgery following his rematch against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 207.