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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