Marc Raimondi of ESPN.com reports that Cain Velasquez is now a “full-time” professional wrestler and noted the following:
“Cain Velasquez, the former two-time UFC heavyweight champion, has signed a lucrative, multiyear deal with WWE and has notified the UFC of his retirement, sources told ESPN on Friday.”
Raimondi added that Velasquez has been removed from the UFC’s USADA drug-testing pool as well as the UFC heavyweight rankings.
Velasquez recently commented on getting involved with WWE:
“This is definitely my focus. My family is into it. They love it. They’re super-excited. I haven’t seen them excited over something like this in a while. It’s cool.”