Cain Velasquez isn’t built like a heavyweight.
In saying that, I’m not making a reference to his actual size or stature, but his endurance, stamina and speed.
Junior dos Santos found out just what the UFC heavyweight champion is made of when they last met, as “Cigano” was battered for 25 minutes. That followed a first round finish of Velasquez in the first meeting.
Now, the two will collide in October for a third time at UFC 166.
“I have to train hard,” said dos Santos, during a recent stop on the UFC World Tour. “It is going to be hard, but I think hard work will be the secret for (the win).”
Dos Santos knows exactly what Velasquez brings, calling him “very different.”
“His stamina is very good, wrestling is awesome,” the Brazilian conceded. “I am going to bring in some good wrestlers to help in Brazil.”
During the Velasquez victory over dos Santos, the former NCAA All-American at Arizona State University took him down time and time again, executing several near-finishes throughout the contest.