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Velasquez Excited With Win Over Nogueira, Looking Forward To Fighting For UFC Title

UFC’s undefeated heavyweight fighter Cain Velasquez continues to finish every single opponent that has been handed to him by Joe Silva.  Velasquez proves once again how much of a threat he is in the UFC heavyweight division.

The Mexican-American MMA fighter could be next in line for a shot at the title, but UFC President Dana White announced during the UFC 110 post-fight press conference that it will all depend on the outcome of the Frank Mir vs. Shane Carwin bout.  Mir vs. Carwin is already scheduled for UFC 111 on March 27th at the Prudential Center in New Jersey.

From Cain Velasquez:

“When I threw that right hand, it just went through him…That’s all I felt. There was really no give. I just tried to follow it up with that left hook, and I saw him go down. I tried to capitalize on it. I tried not to get too anxious in there because I know he can take a lot of punishment and come back….I just have to fight a smart fight…Definitely, with those kind of guys – big, strong – you really have to be aware of their power. I think it’s always going to be a war, and you have to really fight until the end. You’ve got to really tire them out, but that’s easier said than done. But that’s how I see me going up against them is really trying to get them tired and edge out the win at the end.”

From Dana White:

“We’ll see what happens with Mir and Carwin – see who wins that – and if the guys come out unscathed, they’ll fight for the title…If not, then Cain Velasquez will get that slot…[Regarding Velasquez’s knockout punch over Nogueira] I didn’t see it coming.  I thought that was going to be a back-and-forth and entertaining fight, and Cain Velasquez went out and absolutely finished him and looked completely dominant and looked, in my opinion, better than he’s ever looked. The kid gets better every time he fights.”

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