Raising Cain: Rising Heavyweight Velasquez Turning into a Gym Terror

One of the great pleasures in assuming editorial duties on Real Fighter magazine has been the ability to send writer-slash-masochist Eugene Robinson on suicide missions -- Eugene himself considers them �sparring matches� -- with professional fighters. To date, he has been choked, torqued, punched, grabbed and mauled by some of the best: Cung Le once kicked his quadriceps tendon off the bone.

He finds all of this amusing. I do, too, but I would not leave him alone in my house.

Recently, I discussed with Eugene the potential for �relaxed� gym bout with Cain Velasquez, a recent and significant threat to the UFC�s heavyweight division. But Le, who sometimes shares American Kickboxing Academy gym space with Velasquez -- and whom Eugene foolishly begged for a rematch -- told him this was a very, very bad idea.

�Cung looked me in the eyes and said, �Don't do it,�� Eugene recalls.


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