Cain Velasquez: I beat JDS everywhere

 

100% Mexellent journalist Danny Acosta sat down for Maxim magazine wtih UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez on the final day of his training camp to talk about Saturday nights title fight vs. Junior Dos Santos.

While Velasquez is favored to win, the reason you have a fight is because you don't know what is going to happen. Junior Dos Santos holds the record for most knockdowns in UFC heavyweight history (11), and second most knockouts (one shy of Velasquez’s eight). Velasquez holds the record for number of takedowns at heavyweight, and lands 6.5 significant strikes per minute of fighting, the highest rate of any fighter in UFC history. And the only loss either of them has ever received in the UFC has been at the hands of the other.

At stake is an opportunity to be called the all-time greatest heavyweight in UFC history, and the baddest man on the planet.

Acosta asked Velasquez, when he looks in the mirror, does he see the baddest man on the planet?

“I just feel like myself,” said Cain.

“We’re two of the best guys in this division. We’re both out there hungry and we both want to win.”

“He’s fast. He’s still strong. He has good technique. He was tough. Overall, he’s a tough dude. I’m expecting a tougher fight for this time.”

“Him losing that fight, one thing he can take positively from it, is one thing I didn’t do is finish the fight. As far as everything else, he got beat everywhere. He didn’t do any damage to me at all…I didn’t finish him, but everyone saw the damage I put on him.”

“Fight night, I have to go out there and perform. I have to go out there and do what I’ve been trained to do. It has to come my way. I have to go out there and take it.”

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Lazer MMA site profile image  

10/18/13 9:27 PM by Lazer MMA

LOL

ssj site profile image  

10/18/13 9:26 PM by ssj

You're not being honest with yourself if you think JDS was himself in the second fight ..

Vote me down site profile image  

10/18/13 9:16 PM by Vote me down

Yes all of them

ssj site profile image  

10/18/13 8:56 PM by ssj

How many Brazilians do you know bro?All of them?And they ALL make excuses?Fark.

Stephen Holder site profile image  

10/18/13 7:21 PM by Stephen Holder

Joe Rogan says it clear as day (while Junior was getting demolished) in the early rounds of the second fight during commentary that Cain was not himself in their first encounter due to injury and hes absolutely correct. If you cant get past that fact then you're just not being honest with yourself. If Junior really was being honest WITH HIMSELF about the two different Cains he fought in 2011 and 2012 you would have seen signs of it in the Mark Hunt fight. While I loved that fight and as much of a badass as he is, Mark Hunt would have been a pile of blood and flesh about half way through the second round of that fight were he fighting Cain and you know it. Yeah it was exciting and Junior when pulled that roundhouse kick out of nowhere and it was amazing to see but he wont be able to fight like that against a healthy Velasquez.

James Vagabond site profile image  

10/18/13 6:55 PM by James Vagabond

Well said, agree with everything

donniejessup site profile image  

10/18/13 6:40 PM by donniejessup

bahaha

mixedmartianartist site profile image  

10/18/13 6:06 PM by mixedmartianartist

This is not about Cain fans, or JDS fans. I'm a huge fan of both guys. Plain and simple, JDS was not fighting in their second match up. He took a hell of a beating... but he wasn't fighting, plain and simple. One guy was fighting, while the other one was just taking it.I don't know why, but that's exactly how it went down. JDS just took punches and didn't punch back.Similar to how Jones didn't fight Gustafsson the way we all know he could have. If he wanted to be on top of Gus in the first round, he would've been on top of Gus in the first round. But he made a point to stand and get beat up.These types of observations make certain fights impossible to predict. No idea what's going to happen in the rubber match, but bet that it will be something that no one expected.

CiganoBoxer site profile image  

10/18/13 3:51 PM by CiganoBoxer

Now your starting to get it ..well done ...we finally got there....in the end.

Lazer MMA site profile image  

10/18/13 3:44 PM by Lazer MMA

LOL