Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez are scheduled to fight on December 29 for the UFC Heavyweight Championship.
In an interview with TATAME the Brazilian says the fight is on, the contract is not signed, Cain deserves the shot, and that sometime he is going to tap someone out.
“I really don’t go out there fingering people, so it doesn’t matter who I’m fighting next," said dos Santos. "They have chosen Cain Velasquez… I haven’t signed the contract but there’s gotta be it. I guess he’s the number two of the division. Of course that, as a champion, I’m number one, but I’m sure he comes right next to me and I guess he deserves this rematch he’s having."
“It’s a good fight and everybody expects a war even because when it comes to conditioning and preparation Cain Velasquez is one to look up to. I’m sure it’s going to be a good fight for all MMA fans. I hope I get off there with the knockout again. That’s my main goal when I fight: knock my opponent out."
“I know more or less how he behaves inside the cage. Of course it’s a different fight, so I hope to get more and more prepared for it. I feel like I’m still evolving. Each day that goes by I learn more and I was injured when I first fought Velasquez. Next time I’m sure both him and me are going to try to implement our game and I really wanna show I’m the number one among the heavyweight fighters."
“What I can tell you is what I’ve been doing on my preparation. I guess he’s trying to take me down anyway he can and, since I prefer to stand-up, I’ll try to keep actions up and go for the knockout again. I’m very well prepared, training a lot of ground game too and who knows? If he takes me down maybe I can submit him. After all, I train Jiu-Jitsu a lot and, as a Brazilian, someday I’ll submit someone."
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