UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez and former UFC Champion Junior dos Santos are set to complete their trilogy this Saturday night at UFC 166: Velasquez Vs Dos Santos III. In the first fight, it only took Dos Santos 60 seconds to take the title away from Velasquez live on the UFC’s first ever card on FOX. The second fight was different. Velasquez won the bout from bell to bell and beat on Dos Santos for a full twenty five minutes. In a recent interview, Velasquez says that he had a chance to submit Dos Santos early in the fight, but he wanted to finish him with strikes.
Velasquez told Yahoo!:
“My style of fighting, I’d rather end fights with ground and pound and stuff like that. I felt he took something away from me that was mine, and I figured I had to make him pay for that. That’s why I didn’t go for the submission.”
“I don’t think there is any doubt I can do better. We’ve watched the film over and over and there was stuff on the film I saw that shows things I can improve upon. That’s how we learn and get better. We watch film, we pick out something that maybe wasn’t right, and then we go out and drill it and practice it.
“It’s important to keep progressing and getting better, because you never know what is going to happen in a fight. I know this: I’m not going in overconfident, regardless of what happened in the last fight. It’s a new fight and we’re starting from zero again and both of us have worked and trained and had experiences that make us different people than we were before. The last fight has nothing to do with this one.”
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