Cain Velasquez says fans will see a "different fighter" against Frank MirPosted on March 29, 2012, 12:40 PM by Joey Santosus
Former Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez, who will face fellow former title holder Frank Mir at UFC 146, discusses his opponent, as well as his training and preparation for the bout. Velasquez acknowledges the mistakes that led to his defeat against Junior dos Santos, but promises that fans will see a different fighter against Mir. Photo: Scott Hirano
"I'm not taking anything away from that last fight, dos Santos hit me with a good shot and that was it. Now, I feel 100-percent. I feel a lot better. I'm glad, after that fight, I got to rest my wounds and everything. I think, definitely, the fans will see a different fighter in this next fight (against Frank Mir).
"It definitely gives me a little bit of confidence seeing what Nogueira did on his feet against (Mir). But, just seeing Frank Mir's past fights, he's good on his feet. We've got to expect a guy who is going to be powerful and quick that night. So, we're just going to be ready for everything. ... I think my biggest advantage is definitely my speed. I'm definitely going to try to use it to my advantage in that fight. He's a tough dude, we're going to do everything we can to win this fight."