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Cain Velasquez Believes He’s A Better Fighter Than Junior Dos Santos

Cain Velasquez will have his opportunity for redemption come December 29 when he steps inside the Octagon with UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos at UFC 155.

Late in 2011, dos Santos dealt Velasquez his first defeat, securing the UFC title in the process.

Now, after getting healthy and defeating Antonio Silva, Velasquez is ready to prove he is better than “Cigano.”

“I’m going to win this fight because I feel like I’m the better guy,” said Velasquez, in a recent interview with “I’m hungry and I want that belt back.”

Velasquez was dropped by an overhand right back on that fateful November night. The two heavyweights were the lone fight on the first UFC on Fox card from Anaheim.

“I got myself into this sport to be the best,” Velasquez said. “I’m not there right right. There’s one guy I have to go through to be that. There’s nobody better than me, especially Junior dos Santos.”

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  • Ventriloquest

    “especially Dos Santos”, that’s sounds weird coming from Velasquez’s mouth. I have a theory. The camp knows that Cain’s got a very tough fight ahead of him. So they said to him: “You better start talking a little trash, we know from Overeem’s tactics that JDS can be ticked off with the right kind of comments. Maybe he’ll take this bait too and comes to this fight in a very emotional state and makes a mistake you can capitalize.”

    Still, I’d be very surprised if Cain won this one.

    • I like sexy time

      Very interesting words there my friend. You maybe right.

  • robthom

    This should be a good one.

    Dos obviously has the better hands,
    probably the best out of every MMA HW today.

    But Cain also has deceptively good hands when he wants to.

    Sometimes he looks absolutely slow and pawing,
    and then other times he’s whipping them out there like a buzzsaw.

    Its hard to remember that its the same guy sometimes.

    And although we haven’t seen Dos off his feet because he seems to have the speed and the functional sprawl to stay there,
    a good flurry or two out of Cain may be all he needs to get it.

    And if Cain does get him down I think he’ll keep him there,
    and it will all Cain all bungalows like he did to Bigfoot.

    Blood everywhere.

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