That old adage about the candle that burns twice as bright burning out twice as fast definitely applies to Cain Velasquez. If you’ll recall, he was the UFC’s heavyweight champ and, for a time, the scariest fighter in the world because he was just nonstop devastation in the cage.

But the dude fell apart hard, and now we can’t even count on him being in the rotation as a competitor because he’s plagued by injuries.

Velasquez apparently just had surgery, and provided an update for his fans (spoiler alert – he isn’t coming back anytime soon):