Velasquez: Getting the win back the most important


Throughout his athletic career, Velasquez hasn’t had to taste defeat often, but it’s definitely not a flavor he enjoys. He gained All-American honors as a wrestler at Arizona State, but didn’t capture an NCAA title.

That was the last time Velasquez lost anything up until his fight with dos Santos last year. So facing the man that handed him that defeat is of special importance to Velasquez, who is excited to regain the UFC heavyweight belt, but even more importantly he gets the chance to erase the memory of that last fight.

“Getting the win back,” Velasquez answered when asked what’s more important in this fight. “And just knowing that you beat the best guys out there to achieve the belt.”

“I could be my best, 100-percent and I could still not win the fight,” said Velasquez. “But me knowing that I did everything I could, and that when the bell rings I’m going to do that with a purpose.

“I’m going to punch with a purpose, look for different stuff in the stand up, if it goes to the ground do my best down there. Keep doing all that stuff.”

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stonepony site profile image  

12/19/12 8:57 PM by stonepony

He's not Mexican, FYI. And, if he's underdog on the lines, I'll have to put some money down for him to win.

Nick Fury site profile image  

12/19/12 5:28 PM by Nick Fury

The thing I love/hate most about this fight is that I like both fighters a lot, want to see them both win, and both are capable of winning. Can't wait for this fight.

Immaculata site profile image  

12/19/12 4:06 PM by Immaculata

I thought he was going to win the first time, but now I just hope it's more competitive. Good luck to both fighters.

imontoya site profile image  

12/19/12 4:05 PM by imontoya

Of course, from the hourses mouth!!!your years of expertise in the octagon speaking right!!?Go back to your playstation now

Canada_88 site profile image  

12/19/12 4:00 PM by Canada_88

Mexicain is going to get stomped

Snake28 site profile image  

12/19/12 3:55 PM by Snake28

Improved versatility what is that about and why would he have to. He KOing people left and right and has never been in danger for one second. Do u follow MMA?

TEX4N32 site profile image  

12/19/12 3:51 PM by TEX4N32

Hopefully.Would hate to see him ko'd again.

AbbottMary site profile image  

12/19/12 3:49 PM by AbbottMary

I hope JDS shows improved versatility in this fight!

MMALOGIC site profile image  

12/19/12 3:49 PM by MMALOGIC

suruvive for 2 rounds "brown pride"... just survive for 2 rounds.

Thuglife13 site profile image  

12/19/12 3:40 PM by Thuglife13

LoL @ Thinking this fight will be any different than the 1st