There aren’t many men alive that can physically match-up with UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar and top contender Cain Velasquez isn’t about to try. With the biggest fight of his life – literally and figuratively – staring him dead in the eyes, Velasquez is preparing to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.
“I feel good about this fight. I got into this sport to fight the best, I think he’s the best out right now,” Velasquez stated. “For me, for my size I know he’s a lot bigger, obviously a lot stronger than me. I have to use my quickness, even use a lot of distance. Just try to be quicker than he is … just try to have my cardio up real high.
“I competed and wrestled so much, and guys have been so much bigger in wrestling that I’m used to competing against guys that are a lot bigger, but I think I have to be a lot quicker that night.”
THAT NIGHT the talented 28-year-old happens to be referring to is October 23rd. THAT NIGHT, he’ll stand opposite the baddest heavyweight on the planet and challenge him for his strap. While Cain will be carrying his perfect 8-0 record into his UFC 121 showdown, leaving The OC with an unblemished resume is the least of his worries.
“I don’t think [about being undefeated]. Ever since I started, I don’t think about it,” Velasquez said of his flawless record. “I don’t think about what people say, what the hype is, whatever. I know what my job is.
“I gotta do two thing; come in here and train hard, and go and win fights impressively. That’s it.”
The Gambling Gods have pegged Velasquez as a slight 1.5-to-1 underdog against the former WWE superstar.