Probably the biggest winner of the UFC 110 event, Cain Velasquez, stated that he is ready to fight basically anyone in the UFC Heavyweight division, whether it is a title fight or not.
Velasquez knocked out Minotauro Nogueira in impressive fashion, making a statement that he is ready to go toe-to-toe with some of the best fighters on the top of the UFC 265 hill. Despite the victory, Velasquez remained humble in his post-fight interview:
“I’m getting better. I really pride myself in working hard, always improving and I think I’d have to be my best to fight those guys, so that’s what I’m going to do. Whatever the UFC says, I’m going to be ready for it.”
UFC President Dana White revealed that Cain Velasquez is defienetly in the mix for the shot at Brock Lesnar’s Heavyweight Title, expressing his excitement following the First Round demolition of Minotauro Nogueira:
“In my opinion, Nogueira’s probably the best heavyweight of all time and Cain Velasquez absolutely demolished him tonight. He’s for real and he’s in the line right now.”
Meanwhile, veteran Mirko Cro Cop seemed satisfied with his victory over the Australia native Anthony Perosh, stating that he feels that there is still plenty to fight for:
“I can say I was satisfied with my performance. I didn’t fight my original opponent. He canceled the fight. Perosh jumped in, and I’m grateful to him for that. He showed great courage and guts. He came to fight. I believe I belong in the top, so we’ll see in the next fights. It depends on the next fight.”
UFC President Dana White confirmed that Mirko Cro Cop’s next fight will be the original UFC 110 opponent, Ben Rothwell. White stated that Cro Cop will take a little time to recover, and it looks like the fight may happen at UFC 112: Invincible, on April 10th.
“I think what we do is we do the fight that was supposed to happen tonight. We’ll make that fight happen, and obviously Mirko didn’t have a rough night tonight… Ben isn’t out because he’s injured or anything. He got a stomach virus, so hopefully we can make this fight quick and put this one together soon.”
Next Ultimate Fighting Championship event will take place on March 21st, as Brandon Vera and Jon Jones will go to war against each other in a headliner for the first ever UFC card on Versus Channel. The event will take place in Broomfield, Colorado at the 6,500 seated 1stBank Center.