As we near the heavyweight title fight between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos, more game plan info comes out. For JDS he is making it no secret that he is working his wrestling and Jiu-jitsu game.
“It’s easy to get pigeonholed into one style, but the truth is I train a lot of jiu-jitsu and wrestling said dos Santos to Heavy.com. I’ve taken to wrestling the same way I took to boxing; it feels natural to me and I am learning fast. Maybe on Fox November 12 you guys will get to see some more of my ground skills.”
“I see a tough fight ahead for both of us. I am sure we will each be each others biggest challenge to date. He’ll be looking to take me down and pound me, and I’ll be looking to knock him out.
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: if Cain takes me down 10 times, I will get up 10 times. But if I land 10 punches, I’m not sure I see Cain getting back up.”
“Cain is a tremendous athlete, and a great fighter. I doubt he’s been twiddling his thumbs the whole past year. He strikes me as a guy who probably made his way back to training as soon as he was cleared, and there is no question he will be as ready as me on November 12. He’s a professional fighter with a huge opportunity in front of him, just like me. I have no doubt he will be giving his best, as I will be giving my best.
“I will be fighting the #1 UFC heavyweight title-holder; I assume he will be bringing his A game, and I will be there with my A game to get my belt.”