Velasquez passed on submitting JDS to prove point

 

Junior Dos Santos knocked out Cain Velasquez in the first round the first tie they met. Velasquez beat up Dos Santos for five rounds in the second match, however Velasquez believes he could have submitted him, but just didn't want to:

From the earlier moments of that bout, it was clear that Velasquez on that night was the far better man.

Velasquez had several opportunities to end dos Santos' night early by grabbing a submission. Velasquez, though, eschewed the numerous submission opportunities that presented themselves during the fight.

This was no accident. Velasquez is an accomplished jiu-jitsu player and was recently awarded his black belt. He'll fight dos Santos for the third time Saturday in the main event of UFC 166 with the heavyweight belt again at stake in Houston's Toyota Center.

Velasquez, who had lost his title to dos Santos at UFC on Fox 1 on Nov. 12, 2011, made a conscious effort to skip the submission the last time out as a way of making a brutal and painful point.

"My style of fighting, I'd rather end fights with ground and pound and stuff like that," Velasquez told Yahoo Sports. "I felt he took something away from me that was mine, and I figured I had to make him pay for that. That's why I didn't go for the submission."

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IAmNotImpressedbyYourStocktonSlap site profile image  

10/21/13 4:56 PM by IAmNotImpressedbyYourStocktonSlap

Some lighter weights don't even throw that many punches in a 5 rounder. Insane.

Jack_Bauer site profile image  

10/21/13 4:46 PM by Jack_Bauer

Likewise.

Bucephalus site profile image  

10/20/13 4:17 PM by Bucephalus

UFC 160: 210 strikes landed, 111 significantUFC 166: 274 strikes landed, 123 significantCain beat him up even worse this time. Simply brutal. Simply amazing.

Atkinson site profile image  

10/20/13 7:53 AM by Atkinson

Full respect to you Sir

Jack_Bauer site profile image  

10/20/13 7:41 AM by Jack_Bauer

Looks like I was right. Cain had the upperhand in the rematch. That's what happens when you beat someone's ass for 25 minutes. It gives you the upper hand in a rematch.   Good afternoon, good evening, and goodnight.

Lazer MMA site profile image  

10/18/13 2:26 PM by Lazer MMA

Yea I don't think that it's quite true TBH but I don't think it's important either really. I think it's a strange thing to keep saying too. Maybe it was always just to try to get in JR's head? I think he was there already and there was no need.Hell JR. is also saying he does not know what went wrong. If serious that's a big deal for sure.

Wicked smahtMF site profile image  

10/18/13 2:21 PM by Wicked smahtMF

so whats the consensus? does the UG call BS?

8flat site profile image  

10/18/13 1:43 PM by 8flat

I'd love to see Cain drop to 205 and take out Jones. Straps from 2 divisions. And it lets Cormier stay at HW so he doesn't suicide himself with the cut.

Lazer MMA site profile image  

10/18/13 1:05 PM by Lazer MMA

I've seen worse pics of him from rd. to round

Lazer MMA site profile image  

10/18/13 1:02 PM by Lazer MMA

Um HE DID fuckin destroy jr FFS! Go get pics at the start of each round of Jr's face clown. Further jr did NOTHING at all to speak of in the fight except get punched in the face again and again.