Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is doing his best to move on and prepare for a rematch with UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos.
The problem, though, is Velasquez has no idea when his fight will be scheduled.
While appearing as a guest recently on Inside MMA, Velasquez discussed his first fight with dos Santos and why a second has yet to be scheduled.
UFC president Dana White confirmed that Velasquez is the No. 1 contender, but no official date has been set for the bout.
I’m just getting ready and waiting for a date. We don’t really know what’s going on with the dos Santos thing. The speculation that I was hurt – I got an X-ray to show people that I’m not. There’s speculation that he’s hurt, maybe. I dunno what’s going on.
Dos Santos landed some heavy shots on Velasquez last year, flooring the previously undefeated fighter. That match still rings in the mind of Velasquez.
The thing with the last fight and this one, this time, what we’re gonna do different is actually attack him and actually fight him. We didn’t do that last time. I definitely look back at the fight. I just have to learn from it and move on.
Original plans had Velasquez-dos Santos II taking place in September, but that has changed.
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