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PLAYERS: Cain Velasquez

Earlier this week, a video showing Cain Velasquez (Pictured) tearing the ACL in his left knee during a practice session just 14 days before last year’s knockout loss to Junior dos Santos went viral. The November event was the UFC’s debut on FOX and the heavyweight title tilt was the only bout featured in the live broadcast, so the pressure was on for both men to keep the appointment. Speaking of both men, dos Santos also entered the Octagon with an injured knee. So I guess we’ll call it even? “I don’t think it was the best decision, but you know, I did it anyway, so it’s in the past,” Velasquez admitted during Wednesday’s conference call. “Junior was hurt, and I was hurt, as well, so we’re just guys who get in there and fight.” Obviously, both injuries were held under lock and key prior to showtime, and that’s why Velasquez remained a steady favorite to retain his crown. However, now that Velasquez’s more significant wound has been brought to light, many are discrediting dos Santos on the greatest accomplishment of his career because he didn’t dethrone a healthy champion. “Cigano” begs to differ because both entered the cage less than their best, and who’s to say Velasquez’s injury was more significant than his? “Cain Velasquez got an injury at that time, I got an injury at that time, too,” dos Santos countered. “But during the fight, he kicked me a lot – like seven times in a minute. When I saw a good opening, I enjoyed that moment. I’m not upset about [what the critics say], I think it’s part of their mentality.” Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II goes down at UFC 155. Both 265-pounders claim to be 100 percent healthy heading into next Saturday’s shootout. If they weren’t, it’s not like they would say anything anyway…


‘UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II’ Extended Video Preview

While most of the world is focused on celebrating Christmas day with their loved ones, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has turned their attention towards promoting their New Year’s Eve weekend show. “UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II” takes place December 29th inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Junior dos Santos (Pictured) puts his heavyweight strap on...

UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II Extended Preview

The Ultimate Fighting Championships has released the 10 minute extended preview of the final Pay-Per-View event of the year, UFC 155. The card features the heavyweight title rematch between Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez as well as several other intriguing lightweight and middleweight battles including Joe Lauzon vs. Jim Miller and Alan Belcher vs. Yushin Okami.  Watch the...

UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez Media Conference Call

The Ultimate Fighting Championships hosted a pre-fight media conference call, which featured the UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez.  The entire audio is available below courtesy of The MMA Report: Follow Karim Zidan (@TheFlyingKneeTO) for all the latest MMA news and updates.

‘UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II’ Makes Two Last-Minute Changes

With just 10 days remaining until the curtain is drawn on “UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II,” the promotion announced a pair of changes to the December 29th lineup.  As previously reported, Karlos Vemola suffered a broken cheekbone during training and has been forced out of his middleweight shootout against Chris Leben. “The Crippler” now faces former Strikeforce fighter...
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