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Cain Velasquez Punches Harder Than a Pitbull Bites and Has the Conditioning of a Marathoner


(Video courtesy ESPN/SportScience)

Cain Velasquez recently filmed an episode of Sport Science in which his cardio, lactic acid tolerance and punching and takedown power were measured.

Velasquez’s results were off the charts.

His conditioning levels were comparable to that of an endurance athlete, but the most shocking stat came from Cain’s left hand in the form of a left hook.

According to stats compiled by the accelerometers in the Sport Science heavy bag, Velasquez’s body shot was the hardest punch ever thrown on the show which has hosted professional boxers like James Toney as well as Cain’s fellow MMA fighters Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Houston Alexander and UFC Hall-of-Famer Randy Couture.



(Video courtesy ESPN/SportScience)


(Video courtesy ESPN/SportScience)


(Video courtesy ESPN/SportScience)

Rampage produced 1800 pounds of force with a Liddell-esque overhand right, Toney clocked 1300 with his left hook, Couture scored 1002 with his straight right and a teary-eyed Houston nudged the needle to 1000 with an adrenaline-fueled straight of his own.

Cain’s short left hook read 2230 pounds, which is 230 lbs more than the strongest pitbull bites.

Now we know why Brock grew the beard out for the fight.


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ghostboner- October 24, 2010 at 11:47 am
You were correct Sho Nuff. It pains me to say it, but you got Brown pride's number, you called it. Let's just hope he doesn't have to defend his title against Cup Chiek...
Sho Nuff- October 23, 2010 at 10:41 pm
Ahem...

You may heap accolades upon me starting...

...now.
itsgalf- October 23, 2010 at 9:30 am
Can science show if Cain Velasquez is really Mexican or not?
Casa de los pantelones- October 22, 2010 at 9:47 pm
I remember the cain and congo fight...cain basically layed and prayed on congo all three rounds, all the while getting almost dropped several times by weak hooks.

If Carwin couldn't knock Brock out...hypothetically speaking...because if they had a best of ten setup, he may very well could, than cain doesn't have all that great a chance either.

Cain will come in trying to be the faster puncher, Brock is going to get pissed off and super double leg him to the ground, lay his 275lb frame all over him and drop bombs just like on mir.

R.I.P Velasquez.

On his tombstone, it will read:

...here lies a man who thought he could beat a gorilla juggernaut viking, what was he thinking...
jizzninja- October 22, 2010 at 1:52 pm
Now wouldn't a dog bite be better compared to a choke since its more like a squeeze than a punch. Fk it I hate cock chest and this wanna be mexican
Sho Nuff- October 22, 2010 at 12:48 pm
Sorry, you're right, I meant junior. But their wrestling pedigree is definitely in the same league. Brock may have an edge, but this isn't a wrestling match. Carwin was a lesser, but solid, collegiate wrestler, and man-handled Brock during the first round. You really think Cain will have trouble keeping the fight standing or getting back up if it goes to the ground? And he has a big edge standing.

@Get Off Me: Hope you enjoy 'em, too. That's all any of us really want, anyway, an enjoyable card with great fights.
Almost North- October 22, 2010 at 12:27 pm
He was the NJCAA champ...he placed 4th and 5th at NCAA while at Arizona. C'mon bitches, its the internet, there is no need to be wrong about EVERYTHING.
Get Off Me- October 22, 2010 at 12:17 pm
@Sho Nuff
Cain Velasquez was an NCAA div 1 champion? Which year was that?

If you think Cain and Brock are on the same level wrestling wise, you seriously need to stop for a moment, get the facts straight and rethink.
Also, just like Smitty learned last time with Bader v. Nog, I do real well with my picks. I will follow up with you Sunday or Monday. Enjoy the fight.
Fried Taco- October 22, 2010 at 11:40 am
@Merlin - Kongo vs. Goldstein. But it ain't over yet!
ghostboner- October 22, 2010 at 11:26 am
@Almost North - Come on hop on. Please? Free Beer on the Kongo wagon? No? Ok, free nut shots then? There is plenty of room up here, you guys.

It's not that I'm on the King Kongo wagon as much as I'm just off the Cain wagon. In fact, I'm hoping some Indians light that wagon on fire, and his Brown pride goes up in smoke. Boom! 2 racial remarks in one sentence!

@Sho Nuff - Tapping out is not decisive enough for ya? I'll check back tomorrow night. Or maybe Sunday morning depending on my sobriety level.
Elentius- October 22, 2010 at 11:24 am
I agree with ya Sho. I also feel that Carwin wins his next shot against anyone.
Merlin- October 22, 2010 at 11:23 am
Can anyone name a fight were Kongo didn't knee someone is the man meat?
Sho Nuff- October 22, 2010 at 11:06 am
A gift decision? WTF? Cain dominated that fight except for 3 periods totaling about 8 seconds of 15 minutes, when he was wobbled by a shot. Kongo is one dimensional, sure, but that one dimension is striking.

Cain vs. Brock as wrestlers - both NCAA div 1 champs, both 2 time all americans. Yes Cain is as a good as Brock. Shane was a Div 2 wrestler and tossed Brock around in the first round like a rag doll.

And its hard to make the case that Carwin "lost decisively" to Lesnar. The ref could have easily stopped that fight at two points in a first round that was a clear 10-8 for Carwin and no one would have been able to cry foul. He was completely dominated. Unfortunately, Carwin has the cardio of grandpa dick. Cain, as we see above, has the cardio of an endurance athlete.

Look back here in about 34 hours for my "I told you so" post. :)
Almost North- October 22, 2010 at 10:35 am
Is it lonely all by yourself on the Kongo bandwagon?
Get Off Me- October 22, 2010 at 10:33 am
Cain is every bit as good a wrestler as Brock?
I wish Cain had fought at least one real threat at Heavyweight before this upcoming fight, there would be far less hype behind him. Rothwell-Kongo-Nogeuira......these are all fighters who fought Cain with their best days behind them. If Cain had gone through perhaps, Carwin, Mir or JDS there would be something to talk about.
I am sure Carwin and Mir hit harder than a pitbulls bite too...they also both lost to Brock Lesnar decisively. j'aimais deux sans trois folks.
ghostboner- October 22, 2010 at 10:27 am
@Sho Nuff - Not knocking Kongo out is one thing, but getting dropped 3 times and losing but then getting a gift decision definitely means something, especially when you're supposed to be the great brown hope.
Apparently Black, French, & Nut Crusher pride > Brown pride.
BryanF- October 22, 2010 at 10:23 am
Ay Dios Mio!

Senoro Lesnar's gon hav a lott esplaining to do this weekend!
ghostboner- October 22, 2010 at 10:22 am
So they tested a bunch of LHWs and Mumbles, who is realistically a WW? I want to see the numbers on Overeem's hook, or better yet, Overeem's leg kick. I don't wanna see numbers on Brock, mostly because he has a dick on his chest, and only number the computer would return for him is 69.
Biffmiester.Restores.Sanity- October 22, 2010 at 10:21 am
What about if he happens to KO Sable, shit on her, and then wind up waking up next to a poor bastard? Just a thought.
just some dong- October 22, 2010 at 10:17 am
Brock's gonna get KO'd, shit himself, and wake up to Sable. Poor bastard.
Sho Nuff- October 22, 2010 at 10:11 am
Kongo may be the butt of some jokes here and there, but he has only been put away twice in his whole career. It's not like everyone and their brother is running around knocking the dude out. So it doesn't mean anything that Cain didn't. Dude may be dirty, but he's tough, too. What makes him invincible is that he is, well, invincible. 8 wins, 7 by knockout, and dude's every bit as good a wrestler as Brock is. We'll see in a few hours.
Biffmiester.Restores.Sanity- October 22, 2010 at 10:05 am
@Viking:

Of course I could come across as douchey saying something along the lines of "Damn dude, didn't you get my point?" or "Oh, I meant to do that" trying to play it off, but you are correct, sir. So good looks for that. I just went by my memory bank and the enunciation around these neck of the woods, or should i say this concrete jungle I'm at. Latinos speak so damn fast and lazily over here in the big city.

Viva la Sanity!
Biffmiester.Restores.Sanity- October 22, 2010 at 10:03 am
Whatever he hits... he destroys.

[EDIT:]...Si se muere, se muere. (Or...in good ole American) If he dies, he dies.
El Famous Burrito- October 22, 2010 at 10:02 am
I would pay PPV dollars to watch 3 hours of Cain Velasquez punching chihuahuas.
MoTropolis- October 22, 2010 at 10:01 am
Did that dummy just reverse Cains takedown?
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