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A better Cain Velasquez! The terminater is guna whoop JDS!

 

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Sep 3

3:19

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la_lesnarts_576.jpgEd Mulholland/ESPN.comIf you thought this Cain Velasquez was frightening, wait until you see the new and improved version.

The first UFC bout on network television is expected to surpass the record 6.51 million viewers who watched Kimbo Slice defeat James Thompson on CBS in May 2008. But whether 10 or 10 million tune in Nov. 12 to see Cain Velasquez defend his UFC heavyweight title against Junior dos Santos on Fox, it will be business as usual for the champ.

 

?It [the audience] doesn?t change anything,? Velasquez told ESPN.com. ?They?ve changed the fight to [November] 12 instead of the 19. I would have loved to have fought in San Jose, but this is a great opportunity.

 

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?There is no pressure. It?s the same thing. I still have to go out there and fight and perform as always.?

 

Velasquez, who trains at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, Calif., plans to deliver a solid performance against dos Santos at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

 

When Velasquez returns to action for the first time since taking the title from Brock Lesnar in October 2010, he'll be in top physical condition. The right rotator cuff he injured during his fight with Lesnar is 100 percent.

 

Now Velasquez is eager to get back inside the cage and resume punishing anyone in front of him on fight night -- something fight fans have come to expect during a Velasquez fight. And he does it in exciting fashion.

 

Velasquez knows how to put on a show, and he promises to do so Nov. 12. Having dos Santos in the cage with him will make it easier to keep his word.

 

?Me and dos Santos, we don?t put on boring fights,? said Velasquez, who is 9-0. ?We each have game plans and we go in there and try to execute. That?s how I think about it. I don?t think about just going in to win. No. I think about going out there and demolishing my opponent. That?s all I think about.

 

?This is going to be a great fight to watch. You are going to see two guys go at it. We?re two guys who are athletic, who have power and we?re both well-rounded.?

 

Velasquez respects dos Santos? overall skill set, but he envisions having his hand raised when the fighting ends.

 

Training at a highly respected camp (AKA), possessing above-average fighting skills and being the owner of an unblemished professional record are just three reasons Velasquez is confident heading into this showdown with dos Santos (13-1). Then, there's also the timing factor, which couldn't be better for him.

 

He didn?t spend the past year focused solely on rehabbing his right shoulder; Velasquez also used the time to improve his overall skills. He feels he's spent his time wisely but taking every aspect of his game to a higher level.

 

 

Dos Santos will face a much more refined heavyweight champion on Nov. 12 than the one he saw wrest the title away from Lesnar. Two key areas that Velasquez felt needed improvement -- his footwork and head movement -- are now up to speed with his wrestling acumen. He's even added a few wrinkles to his ground game.

 

?I?ve gotten a lot better, just from the time off, from a technical standpoint,? Velasquez said. ?I?m happy I used the time off wisely, and everything healed up.

 

?There aren?t a lot of guys who can say that with time off they?ve gotten better. But my technique and understanding of the entire MMA game has gotten better and I?m happy for that.?

 

The thought of standing across the cage from an improved Velasquez has to be a frightening thought for any opponent, even one as talented as dos Santos.

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A little small talk and all of a sudden Cain's more dangerous than JDS??

 

lol

 

I'm just being consistent doc :)

 

If you remember a while back when the board took a break from GSP/Silva hate threads and was full of Cain/JDS ones' date=' I was of the (minority) opinion that Cain would win this fight.

 

Now, we don't have too long to wait...

 

Better not let me down Cain...

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Cain will wrestle jds down, but jds will use his athleticism to get back up. Cain will be relentless and take him down again and again. Jds will gas half way through rd 2. His toughness will carry him through rd 3 though. But rd 4 the ref will have no choice but to stop it.

 

Cain tko rd 4

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Cain will wrestle jds down' date=' but jds will use his athleticism to get back up. Cain will be relentless and take him down again and again. Jds will gas half way through rd 2. His toughness will carry him through rd 3 though. But rd 4 the ref will have no choice but to stop it.

 

Cain tko rd 4[/quote']

 

Cain will bring a crazy pace to this fight!

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I'm hoping JDS pulls it off' date=' but it would be stupid to bet on this fight. It could really go either way.[/quote']

 

That's what makes a lot of HW matchups so much fun to watch. Sure, some guys are definately a level above others, but any given heavyweight has the power to have a flash KO win. When you have two of the best in Cain or JDS, it could be as fast and crazy as that Leben-Wandy matchup.

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Cain will bring a crazy pace to this fight!

 

^^^^^ this comment will be true for the second fight.....Both of these dudes were not healthy for the first fight.......

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^^^^^ this comment will be true for the second fight.....Both of these dudes were not healthy for the first fight.......

 

Cain brought a crazy pace to the first fight, it was crazy how fast he got KTFO

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I miss the old cruz who used to put a million !!!!!!!!! after every sentence.

 

The cruz of today is a D-bag.

 

Reported for bashin a fellow forum member!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Cain will wrestle jds down' date=' but jds will use his athleticism to get back up. Cain will be relentless and take him down again and again. Jds will gas half way through rd 2. His toughness will carry him through rd 3 though. But rd 4 the ref will have no choice but to stop it.

 

Cain tko rd 4[/quote']

 

If Cain's going to win, this is how he will do it.

Can he avoid the power of JDS?

Can JDS avoid the wrestling of Cain?

 

TBH, after the first fight I'm thinking JDS is too athletic and tough for Cain to neutralize, and Cain can't deal with his striking obviously.

 

I'd like to see Cain win though, this would set up an epic trilogy fight.

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Cain has JDS's number. I predict a 1st or 2nd round stoppage due to Cain being too ****ing strong.

 

He always was more dangerous than JDS.

 

I second this!

 

cain is going to out wrestle and GnP JDS.

 

Cain will wrestle jds down' date=' but jds will use his athleticism to get back up. Cain will be relentless and take him down again and again. Jds will gas half way through rd 2. His toughness will carry him through rd 3 though. But rd 4 the ref will have no choice but to stop it.

 

Cain tko rd 4[/quote']

 

Cain will bring a crazy pace to this fight!

 

JDS will never get the respect he deserves. Ya'll sound like these guys.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpQ6vXfuDyk&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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JDS will never get the respect he deserves. Ya'll sound like these guys.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpQ6vXfuDyk&feature=youtube_gdata_player

 

So... predicting that Cain would win is disrespectful to JDS?.... :rolleyes:

 

I respect JDS. He proved he's the best. It has nothing to do with the fact that I like Cain more.

 

I just hope Cain will win the second time around...

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Just a matter of time when we will start posting pics of Cain dominating JDS.

 

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A little small talk and all of a sudden Cain's more dangerous than JDS??

 

lol

 

yeah, remember the new and improved frank mir that put on 25lbs of muscle. he was supposed to beat Lesnar the 2nd time. I guess we shall all see what happens

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yeah' date=' remember the new and improved frank mir that put on 25lbs of muscle. he was supposed to beat Lesnar the 2nd time. I guess we shall all see what happens[/quote']

 

to bad Brock ducked the 3rd match

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to bad Brock ducked the 3rd match

 

He was ducking JDS and it was a good move.

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Cain will wrestle jds down' date=' but jds will use his athleticism to get back up. Cain will be relentless and take him down again and again. Jds will gas half way through rd 2. His toughness will carry him through rd 3 though. But rd 4 the ref will have no choice but to stop it.

 

Cain tko rd 4[/quote']

 

If Cain's going to win' date=' this is how he will do it.

Can he avoid the power of JDS?

Can JDS avoid the wrestling of Cain?

 

TBH, after the first fight I'm thinking JDS is too athletic and tough for Cain to neutralize, and Cain can't deal with his striking obviously.

 

I'd like to see Cain win though, this would set up an epic trilogy fight.[/quote']

 

Nice. So glad Cain won. Turns out JDS gassed quicker then I thought he would, but he was tougher then I thought he was too.

 

This fight was how I thought their first fight would go. :(

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