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Velasquez Feels He’s Ready for Lesnar; Says He Plans to go Frankie Edgar On His Ass


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Cain Velasquez will be on the next edition of Mike Straka’s Fighting Words interview show tomorrow night and it’s seems that the undefeated American Kickboxing Academy product who is preparing to challenge UFC heavyweight kingpin Brock Lesnar October 23 at UFC 121 in Anaheim, California is prepared both mentally and physically for the fight.

Velasquez says that the biggest challenge in preparing for a juggernaut like Lesnar was finding guys to mimic his power, speed and wrestling skill set, but he feels he is ready.

"I think getting guys his size with strong wrestling credentials [into AKA] 
and really getting myself in bad positions and getting out of them. I don’t think it’s a point of avoiding those bad positions; I think it’s getting in those bad positions, getting out of them — really getting comfortable in those bad positions," Velasquez said. "You definitely gotta work on everything. You definitely gotta work on the stuff that [Brock] is really good at."


As far as Lesnar’s little known submission prowess he displayed in his arm-triangle win over Shane Carwin who seemed like he was en route to victory after dominating the champion in the first round of their UFC 116 in July, Cain says he has a few tricks of his own on the ground that he has been waiting for the opportunity to show.

"[His submission game] doesn’t worry me. I think I’m comfortable and confident in those positions that I’m pretty well aware of what’s going to happen if he gets me in that kind of position," he explained. "I know what to do to get out and stuff like that, so getting in bad positions and getting out of them — all kinds of submission holds from the ground — we worked on getting out of them. I’ve worked a lot on my submissions to know what’s bad and what’s good."


(Video courtesy YouTube/MMAAthletics)

In an interview he did with MMAAthletics host Rachel Leah last week, Velasquez says he plans on mimicking Frankie Edgar‘s gameplan the lightweight champion employed against BJ Penn the last two times he fought "The Prodigy."

"I feel really good about this fight. I got into this sport to fight the best and he’s the best right now. For me for my size…I know he’s a lot bigger and obviously a lot stronger than me. I have to use my quickness and I have to use the distance and just try to be quicker than he is," Velasquez said. "Hopefully with that and with my wrestling, just try to have my cardio up real high. Moving a guy that’s really big…I competed in wrestling so much against guys that were so much bigger [than me] in wrestling that I’m used to wrestling and competing against guys that are a lot bigger. I have to be quicker that night."


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cwr- September 10, 2010 at 6:18 am
@Mr_Misanthropy

Have you tried the new-fangled internet porn? Its a hobby and a workout.
Mr_Misanthropy- September 10, 2010 at 3:34 am
I didn't realize I could write paragraphs full of barely intelligible gobbledygook and still get taken seriously. I thought the reverse backwards sentences and shameless lack of any cohesive points were a dead give away that something was amiss but what can I say. That's what I get for going on the internet while I'm drinking coffee and hitting the bong as I'm procrastinating before my morning workout. It has seemed lately like I'm in desperate need of a new hobby...
Jubbie- September 9, 2010 at 11:39 pm
I also thought if he wasn't the champion the fight would've been stopped. But hey, I can just as easily see why it went the other way; if there's any leeway, it'll always go towards the champ. One clear example is the first Brown/Faber fight where he's clearly getting fistraped in the face after he tries the ruhtard spinning elbow.

I think the only way Cain can replicate the "let me tell you a secret buddy with my fists" position that Brock had Mir in would be to have Roy put him in a crucifix and have Carwin rain punches down on his head. I'm pulling for Cain because he seems the most well-rounded but I do think Brock has been trying at least with his limited training partners. I wonder who Cain trains with at his weight class.
Ballkick- September 9, 2010 at 9:05 pm
@ Robots

My apologies at my delayed response to your comments about the Lesnar/Carwin fiasco. I was sitting in a Steam Room all afternoon with my fighter trying to cut weight. Then taught Muay Thai all night.

This topic was thoroughly discussed at great length after the fight. However your assertion that Brock was obviously OK as he ended up winning the fight, sorry sir I wholeheartedly disagree.
For your proof please visit hxxp://www.mmafighting.com/2010/07/04/ufc-116-brock-lesnar-submits-shane-carwin/
Cruise through these photo's and tell me that Brocks face was not smashed, bleeding and lumped up like a bowl full of smashed assholes.

Put yourself in Carwin's shoes for just one second Robots.....and think back to Shane towering over a fetal position Lesnar. Now hear the voice of Rosenthal saying "Brock you got to defend yourself!"
As a fighter that just brutally shot your fist almost through Lesnars face, would you not pour on the punches looking for a ref stoppage? Then hear the ref warn Brock several times after this and tell me you wouldn't be trying to win the HW title by putting everything you had left in you to get that Dumb-Fuck ref to stop the fight?

I will concede one point, Shane should have stood back up and let the ref make Brock get off his back and finished this fight on a stand up fight. A stand-up fight Shane was clearly outclassing Lesnar with.

If Carwin, makes it out of this Steroid scandal (Dumb-Fuck if he was using) I will anxiously await a Carwin/Lesnar 2, As I don't think Brock will be half as lucky next time as he was that night.....And Carwin if he is lucky enough to get another shot, hopefully will have some say in picking a ref that wont show up at Lesnars after-party like Mr.Rosenthal was alleged to have attended.

I know you won't agree with me Robots,....you are entitled to your opinion, and I am entitled to mine.....I just think mine Carry's a lot more weight.
RwilsonR- September 9, 2010 at 5:00 pm
^^^ And those motherfuckers want all the rights of both pedestrians and vehicles. Nothing gets my blood boiling more than fucking cyclists. Even the ones who know which direction to ride in are assholes. They never stay in their own fucking lane, and they wear outfits that would make Nick Ring blush. I can't stand those motherfuckers!!!
fatbellyfrank- September 9, 2010 at 4:34 pm
@ Charming Charlie, I'm with you, I hate those fuckers who ride the wrong way, I pretty much hate all cyclists, especially those fuckwits in the fluro gear who think their riding in the tour de france, cunts pay no road tax or vehicle tax and expect the same rights on the road? fuck off you pushbiking assholes
Charming Charlie- September 9, 2010 at 4:09 pm
Can't decide which I hate more, the infantile assertions of racism and what's fair from people who are neither a minority nor have had any formal education on the structures of power which create racism...or people riding their bikes the wrong fucking way in a bike lane.

Probably riding the wrong way, because that's a safety issue whereas oppression is a quality of life/justice issue. Also, as a teenager, while I was too ignorant to understand why Brown Pride shouldn't anger me, I at least knew how to read arrows. For God's sake.
RwilsonR- September 9, 2010 at 3:35 pm
Very convoluted. By "imply" I meant....... "imply." Everything following was unnecessary, minus the stuff about ching-chong Chinese. That was very topical.
Canadian Chronic- September 9, 2010 at 3:16 pm
wtf
fighting-mma- September 9, 2010 at 3:02 pm
I want him to win but not a chance will he beat Lesnar
TheHulkSmash- September 9, 2010 at 3:00 pm
@Misanthropy

FFS you defensive bastard it's a forum on a JOKE mma website. You expect people to closely evaluate the potential ambiguities of your contentions? GTFO nerd. I save that shit for the classroom. Not saying you can't have a good discussion, you just gotta be direct.

The which race is most awful debate is stupid, we're all awful when we get the chance. Auchwitz. Rwanda. Japanese POW camps. Child soldiers in Columbia. Slavery in the American South. Congolese Militia. Genghis Kahn. Shit's all the same.

And whoever said the Third Reich wasn't in it for the money doesn't realize the extent to which confiscated wealth from Jews funded Hitler's army.

Back to the point: Both can wrestle. Cain can box. Lesnar can't box. I say the brown man has at least a 1 in 3 shot.
mt59801- September 9, 2010 at 2:49 pm
LESNAR by ktfo @ 2:00 rd 1 one........for the record i still hate chesty mc penis
dranokills- September 9, 2010 at 2:27 pm
I don't give a fuck if he rapes, and eats small children I want SATAN...and Cain to destroy cock chestner. I want air to kill cock chestner, I do not like him..."sam I am"!
Mr_Misanthropy- September 9, 2010 at 2:25 pm
@ Mr. Wilson

If by "imply" you are implying that your subjective understanding of the implications of my contentions cause you to question the nature of my intent, I would encourage you to consider that I merely suggested there is evidence to support a contention. I believe if you re-examine my earlier contention you will see it was couched in a most un-definitive language and was merely meant to be viewed as a loose attempt to justify my inherent mistrust of the oppressive power structure of society as it exists today using empirical evidence provided by history. It was, indeed, quite open to subjective interpretation and was by no means meant to be a definitive statement on my personal views of interracial relations. Such a discourse would not only be most difficult to present in the confines of the forum provided, but would also be inappropriate and unwieldly.

I'm also not quite sure if we get to add any of the great Russian oppressors of humanity to our final tally of millions slaughtered. They look white but they pretend they're special pale Asians or their own unique brand of humanity or something. They stick pointy domes on their churches, too, just like Jews and Muslims. They're all mixed up with their confusing blend of renaissance imperialism and third world mediocrity. It's very difficult to get a sensible impression of what exactly they're hoping to achieve with their exclusive alphabet and imperious attitudes.

The fact that you had to resort to supposing alternate realities as evidence to support your contention that I am being racist by suggesting white people are efficient oppressors only adds weight to my argument. If Asians were better at oppressing humanity we'd all be eating sushi, playing Playstation on Samsung TVs, and driving Honda Civics with those retarded gigantic mufflers. There would probably be all kinds of toothbrushes with traces of mercury and childrens' toys dyed with cadmium. Every time I call a toll-free customer service line "John" sounds Hindi to me, not ching-chong-Chinese. I can tell the difference just by inflection, heck, sometimes I can tell the difference just by the way somebody types. I can tell the difference by smell alone. I still don't trust white people though.
paskhl- September 9, 2010 at 2:11 pm
@Get Off Me,
What I meant by that is;its not because I'm pro-Quebec that I'm anti-Canadian!(cause lots of Canadians think sovereignists are ,in fact,racists!which is crazy,really!)I dont know what are Cain's thoughts,but IMO,its not because hes proud of his "brown" heritage,that he is anti-white.
But to be honest,I really dont know what hes thinking...
I do agree with the rest of your comment tho.My "Cain going Frankie Edgar on Lesnar for 2 rounds" comment,is just wishful thinking;thats what I hope he could do!But like I said in my earlier comment,Cain is not a cardio machine either,so...
Later!
BrutusBox- September 9, 2010 at 2:02 pm
youre right, money is not always the root of evil. but the third reich started as a movement of the poor working class who felt they were not getting their fair share of money, power, or representation. so at least in the beginning there was some monetary motivation.
BrutusBox- September 9, 2010 at 1:56 pm
wtf CP
Kimbos Bread- September 9, 2010 at 1:27 pm
@Brutusbox

Not entirely correct. Recall the Third Reich. They weren't exactly driven by monetary gain. Evil is ultimately caused when one detaches oneself from empathy and emotion to get closer to an ideal. Money isn't always at the root of evil.
BrutusBox- September 9, 2010 at 1:25 pm
@rwilsonr, thats what i meant to say
RwilsonR- September 9, 2010 at 1:21 pm
@ misanthropy - that is the dumbest, and arguably most racist post on here. You imply there is something inherent in white people that forces them towards the baser instincts of humanity.

There is no moral difference between any man based on their skin color. If you don't believe that, well then... Sieg heil, mein fuhrer! We are all human, and all races are completely capable of all of those evil things you suggest. And all races have a long track record of doing those. If white people have a longer track record of it in your eyes it has a lot more to do with the advancement of certain societies in relationship with others, and their power to 'impose their will' (that's right Mike Goldberg, I said it) on other societies. It had nothing to do with race, and if people with darker hues to their skin had firearms and industrialization earlier, they would have been enslaving the white folk. They certainly did when their civilazations were at a place where they were able to do that over the whiter societies. Race never had anything to do with it. Humanity is all the same, regardless of skin color.

And btw, for an example to show it isn't racially motivated, asians have killed, enslaved, and oppressed more of their own than any one race has done to another.

All that being said... can you teach me some of your HTML tag skillzzzzz......?
BrutusBox- September 9, 2010 at 1:16 pm
@misanthropy also consider that the negative attributes you speak of (i.e. greed, narcissism, etc.) are generally driven by materialism, which leads back to the point i made earlier about the availability of materials. not to get religious or anything but the Bible nails it on the head, "the love of money leads to all kinds of evil." and it is a vicious cycle, in that the more money you get the more it leads to evil, which generally entails obtaining more money.
Kimbos Bread- September 9, 2010 at 1:01 pm
@ Mr_Misanthropy

I see what you did there. That row of S's sure is long. So is my Johnson.
Get Off Me- September 9, 2010 at 1:01 pm
@paskhl
Nothing wrong with being from Montreal, being pro-Quebec but not anti Canadian cause you are Canadian....lmao.
Anyone would have gassed if they put out the first round Carwin did in his fight with Lesnar, Cain is still a heavyweight and if he Frankie Edgars into the third round, I bet you he will be just as if not more tired than Brock will be.

Dos Santos is the best shot to dethrone Lesnar, he's the real number 1 contender in my books, go take a look at the resume's of both Cain and JDS, tell me who's fought tougher competition.

BrutusBox- September 9, 2010 at 1:01 pm
@misanthropy i can't disagree with your statement, however i think a lot of the way things have panned out over the centuries has been do to whites locale, what i mean is the availability of resources, thus leading to scientific innovation, which in turn supplied the ability to oppress others, I am not saying that white people are smarter, but it is historical fact that the majority of technological advancement has taken place in white culture, i realize a lot has come from asian cultures as well, but i think you understand the point i am making. so i think what we have seen throughout history is that the people who have the ability to do more evil have, this is the dark nature of the human heart, not the white man's heart.
doowm- September 9, 2010 at 12:51 pm
Brock will bum-rush his ass into the cage, take him down, and beat the shit out of him. End of story. Period. And who gives a shit about tattoos or race? we're hear to talk about who's going to win or lose a fight,, so wtf does that have anything to do with it?
ps I'm white and hate the double standard of Cain's tat being allowed while a white fighter w/ a white power tat would be trashed from all sides, but it still really doesn't change a thing about the fight itself. It doesn't make me want to see Cain lose or Brock win (I know those 2 things are going to happen regardless) lmfao
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