UFC’s undefeated heavyweight fighter Cain Velasquez talks about the possibility of facing current UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. Although the winner between Frank Mir and Shane Carwin at UFC 111 may have first dibs at Lesnar depending on the outcome, Velasquez feels physically prepared and mentally ready to take on the 265-pound giant.
Velasquez is coming off a huge KO win over the former UFC interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. The Mexican-American fighter is a two-time All-American collegiate wrestler from Arizona State and a Junior College National Champ at Iowa Central Community College. He currently holds an overall MMA record of 8 wins, 0 losses.
From Cain Velasquez:
“Yes. I’m ready. I think I’ve been ready for a while. The way this sport works is you’ve just got to prove yourself when you get the chance. I want to fight the best so I can be the best … I don’t know what I do better than (Lesnar) but I do know I’d be ready. I know what I can do, I know I train with really tough guys, and I know I’d prepare myself to give him a really good fight — I think it would be a really good fight between us … I think I’d have to wear him out for the first two or three rounds, because he’s so big and strong. I’d need to be weary of him at the beginning. I think that’d be my best option, trying to do that. He’s a great athlete, and he has wrestled in the NCAAs, and you have to be a top athlete to do that, but I think that would be my best bet.”