Cain Velasquez happy with title defense on FOX, plans to make it a "whole MMA fight"Posted on September 3, 2011, 10:56 AM by Joey Santosus
"I'm happy that they chose our fight. It's perfect timing. I want everybody on Fox to see my fighting style, to really become a fan of the sport...They took care of (the loss of pay-per-view revenue). They're telling us we're going to make so much out of it. It's all working out, so we're happy.
Dos Santos is a really good boxer, so knowing where to put my hands the whole time. Keeping them up the whole time as I throw. Not doing anything sloppy, because when you do that with a guy like him, he's so good, he's going to capitalize on you. He has good takedown defense, but he doesn't like to be on the ground. That's definitely one of my strong points - I think we need to just make this a whole MMA fight. Make this punches, kicks, wrestling, takedowns, everything." - For complete interview with Cain Velasquez, visit USAToday.com
UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez appears more than happy to lead the promotion's charge into the world of network television. After weeks of speculation and rumor, UFC President Dana White announced yesterday that the champ would make his first title defense against heavy-handed Brazilian Junior dos Santos as the headliner for the UFC's November 12th debut on FOX.
In the time since dethroning Brock Lesnar to lay claim to the belt, Velasquez has sat idle with a shoulder injury that will have kept him out of action for more than a year by fight night, while dos Santos, meanwhile, comes in fresh off his destruction of Shane Carwin back in June. Though White admitted that he's putting all of his proverbial eggs in one basket, he insists that neither fighter has ever failed to put on a show inside the octagon. So what's the word LowKick'ers? Was the Heavyweight title clash the right selection for the UFC's network debut? And more importantly, will it, in fact, deliver the goods on November 12th?
Further Reading: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos to headline UFC on Fox Debut
Photo: UFC fighter Cain Velasquez at a press conference in Los Angeles, California on October 22, 2009. Francis Specker