COCKY CAIN “PUNKED” BY WERDUM IN UFC 188
San Francisco, CA
Cain “Taco Truck Owner” Velasquez
– What a stunner! Cain Velasquez
, thought to be the “best cardio” guy in MMA, was sucking air early on before submitting to Fabrice Werdum
with a guillotine choke in round three. As indicated by the photo here, Velasquez stopped visiting the Taco truck and instead bought a fleet of them from which he gorged himself during the latest Re Hab stint for the fighter out of the American Kickboxing Academy
y in Silicon Valley, USA. Recovering from an injured knee, Cain had to weigh 300 lbs. when this photo was taken around four months ago.
WERDUM RESPECTED MMA & MEXICAN PEOPLE
Newly crowned UFC heavyweight champion Fabrice Werdum, a Brazilian who resides in Los Angeles, realized that the nearly 8,000 foot altitude of Mexico City was as much an opponent as Velasquez himself. So Werdum spent nearly two months in the altitude in order to become acclimated to the “thin” air. Velasquez, in addition to taking off 60 lbs., arrived a little less than two weeks ago. When Werdum brought this up a few weeks ago, most people scoffed thinking nothing the Brazilian could do to derail the now two-time champion. As it turns out, Velasquez wasn’t in the fight until it was over!
WERDUM, CAIN, ARVLOSKI & DOS SANTOS TOP WEAK FIELD
There are a lot of UFC heavyweights, but quantity doesn’t equal quality. Ex-champ Junior Dos Santos who was mangled twice in succession by Velasquez after scoring a quick KO in their first encounter, in all likelihood will get the first shot at the new champion. It was Dos Santos who last beat Werdum in 2010, thus the rematch for the title makes both dollars and sense. Andrei Arvloski, another ex-titleholder is on an impressive win streak as well, thus he could be #1 for Werdum. Regardless, whether it is “AA” or Dos Santos, Werdum would be a significant favorite to beat both men.
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