UFC no. 1 heavyweight title contender Cain Velasquez reflects on his MMA success and how he first entered the UFC. President Dana White seemed to be very impressed with the skills Velasquez possessed when he saw him training MMA with two sparring partners he brought in.
From Cain Velasquez:
“I had two fights on my CV and wanted to fight in other shows before going to the UFC, to get some experience. But It was really hard to get fights with other organizations, so my manager said: ‘We haven’t fought in a long time, we can’t wait any longer. It’s time to call up the UFC.’ He made the call, made Dana White an offer and we went to Vegas. We took two fighters with us and Dana watched me standing with those two fighters and doing Jiu-Jitsu with another two heavyweight athletes. He liked what he saw and told me I was in the UFC.”