Coach: Cain needs couple of wins, then title shot

by Eduardo Ferreira | source: caught up with Javier Mendez, founder of AKA, and coach to former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, to discuss what's next.

“Cain knows he blew it, that he stopped before (Junior Dos Santos), but he’s confident that he’ll have the chance to fight for the championship again. Possibly in two or three fights from now. He first has to prove he deserves that chance, so he’ll have to defeat his two next opponents, or at least one in a convincing way so that Zuffa says “ok, you deserve another shot”. When Zuffa offer us that fight, we’ll work on it."

“When we started training, the first thing I told him was not to trade punches with Junior. I told him not to stand before him because the guy is a great boxer, the best in the business. Once you do that, you’re screwed. I did my job. The fight presented itself, Cain stood in front of him for a seconds and Junior landed a powerful right hand. Junior came prepared, Cain was prepared, but the win went to the one who first imposed his game, and that was Junior."

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tags: UFC   Cain Velasquez (detail)  Junior Dos Santos (detail)  JDS   Javier Mendez   


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Immaculata site profile image  

12/21/11 4:45 PM by Immaculata

I have the utmost confidence that he'll be back to Chamionship form by the end of 2012.

wufwugy site profile image  

12/21/11 4:37 PM by wufwugy

cain carwin needs to happen

RandyDarsh site profile image  

12/21/11 4:24 PM by RandyDarsh

Lol ok maybe not that much haha

Jsteven site profile image  

12/21/11 3:19 PM by Jsteven

 Fight MIr and winner gets next shot, he doesnt need 2 or 3 wins first.

nogblublt site profile image  

12/21/11 3:16 PM by nogblublt

Cain vs Werdum

Jetster site profile image  

12/21/11 3:10 PM by Jetster

Woha there Buddy...U realize how many films she starred in?! Lmao

Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

12/21/11 2:42 PM by Gnarls Gnarlington

love to see that match-up also.

RandyDarsh site profile image  

12/21/11 2:42 PM by RandyDarsh

Cain shot once... Junior will be on his back more than tito"s wife IF he holds the title long enough to meet Cain again.

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12/21/11 2:38 PM by behrens14

I'd like to see Carwin and Cain go at it. Both coming off loses to Dos Santos. Winner fights the winner of Nelson/Werdum possibly.

Bat21 site profile image  

12/21/11 2:33 PM by Bat21

 I have no problem with Mendez saying that Cain wasn't following the game plan. He wasn't, and Cain would be the first to admit that he wasn't.