This time around, Cain Velasquez says he is 100-percent healthy for his heavyweight showdown with Junior dos Santos.
The two collide later this month in the main event of UFC 155 for the UFC heavyweight title. Dos Santos won the belt from Velasquez in 2011 in the first UFC show on Fox.
“It’s totally changed this time around, being able to do everything in training. They say, ‘the way you train is the way you fight.’ I was limited the first time. Being 100-percent going into a fight doesn’t guarantee a win, but mentally, it makes you just that much more prepared,” said Velasquez, on a recent Fuel TV show.
Velasquez scored his rematch after defeating Antonio Silva earlier this year. While many believe Alistair Overeem is the No. 1 contender and the man dos Santos wants to fight, the former champion says there is nothing that can be done about that now.
“How I view it didn’t matter,” when asked if he felt like dos Santos was ducking him. “I was going to fight him and it didn’t matter. The champ doesn’t choose who he fights; he takes on all comers.”
Velasquez said he has seen the fight end a number of ways, adding, “I’ve been visualizing it so many different ways: knockouts, TKOs or having it go long and be grueling. I’m just seeing my hand raised at the end of it.”
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