On June 13, Cain Velasquez will finally step into the Octagon in front of his home country to take on interim heavyweight titleholder Fabricio Werdum at UFC 188 in Mexico City. After Velasquez was forced to withdraw because of an injury prior to their fight, which was slated to take place in November, Werdum defeated Mark Hunt via TKO as Cain watched on. Nearly two years since his last match, the 32-year-old heavyweight champion is not only ready to show everyone that he hasn’t lost a step in that time away from the sport, but he’s also out to prove that he is undoubtedly the best in his division.

Velasquez is the type of fighter who does his talking in the Octagon. So it can be difficult to get an idea as to who Cain was growing up, what has made him cry in the past, what scares him, and what sacrifices he made to get to this point in his UFC career. Well, we have done some digging to figure out the answer to those questions and more in 10 Things You Didn’t Know About UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez.