Bad news from MMA Fighting's Mike Chiappetta:
Newly crowned champ Cain Velasquez will be out of action for six to eight months with an injured shoulder, sources with knowledge of the situation told MMA Fighting. UFC president Dana White subsequently confirmed the news to MMA Fighting following Wednesday's UFC 125 press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel.
Bad news for Junior dos Santos, who is set to challenge Velasquez for the title in 2011. Some have been speculating that Frank Mir's recent fight change and lack of an announced fight may have to do with Brock Lesnar, but with so much up in the air for the UFC's heavyweight division now, it's hard to say what is what now. Hopefully Velasquez recovers quickly, and we can see him in the octagon once again ASAP.