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California Lutheran University's Student Newspaper Since 1961

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California Lutheran University's Student Newspaper Since 1961

The Echo

    Sports Briefs: News From Around the Leagues

    Cain Velasquez to undergo back surgery

    According to the MMA Junkie website, Cain Velasquez, former UFC heavyweight champ, will be having back surgery after his most recent injury.

    The scheduled surgery and the four-week recovery has forced Velasquez to withdraw from a fight.

    The article stated Velasquez previously lost at UFC 188 and a rematch was rescheduled which would give him the opportunity to be the second fighter in UFC history to be a three-time titleholder.

    Two weeks before the UFC 196 rematch, which is set to air on Feb. 6, Velasquez was forced to withdraw.

    According to the article, UFC president Dana White said Velasquez has undergone shoulder and knee surgery in the past. Problems with a disc in his back will allow him to add back surgery to the list of injuries he has endured.


    Rousey focusing on Hollywood career

    The MMA Mania and Wizzedwebsites released news that Ronda Rousey will not be returning to UFC 200 due to her Hollywood career.

    Rousey was set to rematch Holly Holm in the summer after Holm knocked Rousey out at UFC 193 where Rousey lost her undefeated streak.

    In the past year, Rousey appeared in Entourage and Furious 7. She is in the process of filming Road House and is set to star in Mile 22 with Mark Wahlberg according to

    With these Hollywood commitments it would be hard for her to train for her rematch with Holm. and both state it is unknown when Rousey will be returning to UFC.


    Are the Raiders relocating to Las Vegas?

    According to, Raiders owner Mark Davis and Las Vegas Sands chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson are set to meet to discuss building a $1 billion domed stadium on the University Nevada Las Vegas campus.

    Although the NFL has not allowed a team to relocate to Las Vegas, they have not yet responded to Davis meeting with Adelson.

    According to the article, representatives of the Raiders are set to view potential homes and the 42-acre lot where the stadium could be built.

    Davis wanted to remain in Oakland and he attempted to move to Los Angeles in a joint stadium alongside the Chargers but was rejected.

    The Raiders are expected to be located in Oakland during the 2016 season.

    Megan Blackburn
    Staff Writer
    Published February 3rd, 2016