Rogan: Velasquez overestimated his striking

by Eduardo Ferreira | source:

TATAME caught up with Joe Rogan, UFC color ommentator since 1997, backstage at UFC on FOX 1, and asked him his thoughts on Junior Dos Santos striking the heavyweight title away from Cain Velasquez.

“It was an amazing fight”, said Rogan. “Well, you know, he has briliant timing. He has great timing and great knockout power and he did exactly what he wanted to do. For him, it was the win with a perfect fight. He picked a spot, find an opening, landed and boom: that was it."

“I think if i was Cain Velasquez’s coach, if I would say, if he need some area, he should’ve tried to take Junior down, he should try to tire Junior out. But to try to stand with him... I think he overestimated his striking and Junior is one of the best, if not the best boxer in Mixed Martial Arts."

“I couldn’t do the last (UFC in Rio) but I’ll be there on this one."

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tags: UFC on FOX   Joe Rogan   Junior Dos Santos (detail)  Can Velasquez   


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BzGrappla site profile image  

11/16/11 9:22 PM by BzGrappla

IF you watch the newest blog.. you will see Javier tell cain he hesitated to much after fight.

Doem site profile image  

11/16/11 9:19 PM by Doem

i noticed from this fight and re-watching the brock fight is that cain drops his hands a lot, especially when he is moving in to throw punches. He leaves his chin out there and gets tagged a lot. JDS i think noticed this which is why he went for the overhand.

eljamaiquino site profile image  

11/16/11 8:03 PM by eljamaiquino

LOL. Joe Rogan and a host of others were talking about how Cain had amazing standup before the fight. No-one said "Cain needs to take him don before he gets KO'ed!""they both have amazing standup." Didn't anyone else hear that?The first thing you learn in Judo or Wrestling is that if you can't touch them, then you can't take them down. Takedown range IS striking range! That's why angles are so important. At the right angle, you can strike or take someone down and they can't fire back and connect. But why do people think that there is this magical area where you can go for takedowns and not be within striking range? Go for a takedown from 9 feet away, good thinking....

Lahzerous site profile image  

11/16/11 7:26 PM by Lahzerous

Only problem is that in Dana's new blog Cain says that is what he was trying to do but JDS was to fast and then Cain's trainer says yeah you timed that way wrong. So really what Cain did wrong that night was that he fought the better man of the night.

onepunchJD site profile image  

11/16/11 7:08 PM by onepunchJD

Just re-watched it...I stand corrected.JDS threw a left, and Cain tried to counter. I dont think he saw the overhand till it wats too late.edit for error.

fiercedragon site profile image  

11/16/11 7:00 PM by fiercedragon

 actually cain was trying to counter the over hand right w/a hesitant left ...

onepunchJD site profile image  

11/16/11 6:51 PM by onepunchJD

Liddell was more technical than some people give him credit for.Different fighters generate power from different types of punches.Liddell's "sloppy" punching was great for baiting opponents, and he had incredible timing with his counters.He did take punches though, in exchange for landing his own. So I wouldn't call him the most technical striker out there. But to say he wasn't technical is vague, and doesn't tell the whole story. Chuck may not have been textbook.. but he wasn't a brawler either. Guys like this can be hard to time.

onepunchJD site profile image  

11/16/11 6:43 PM by onepunchJD

Cain would need the matrix to pull that off. JDS countered over the left.

Bat21 site profile image  

11/16/11 6:36 PM by Bat21

I'm not taking anything away from JDS, and I'm glad he won, but Cain did not look right in that fight. As soon as I saw him walk out, I could see in his eyes that he was worried. Whether he was sick or injured, he just didn't look the like the same Cain I've seen before. There was no swagger, and very little interaction with the crowd. It could be my imagination, but I don't think so.

Immaculata site profile image  

11/16/11 6:25 PM by Immaculata

I did on another thread. You're right on with your post FD.