PHOTO | Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is back in training

It has been a long, long time since we’ve seen former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez in the cage.

To be more precise, it’s been since he mauled Travis Browne to a first-round TKO in early July of 2016.

The reason for Velasquez’s prolonged absence from the cage is his continued struggle with injury. After being forced out of a planned December 2016 rematch with former champion Fabricio Werdum, Velasquez underwent surgery, and has not been heard from much since.