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Cain Velasquez to be the first Mexican UFC heavyweight champion?

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“Right now, he could walk in and be a good pro boxer. He could not only be a good kickboxer, but he’s K-1 level (the Japanese group which is top organization for heavyweights in the world). He won a world championship in Jiu Jitsu (World No Gi world champion in the blue belt division in late 2007, 17 months after his first class). He’s the fastest learner I’ve ever had. And nobody trains harder. He trains harder than the lightweights…. But think about this, a dominant heavyweight champion, and he’s Mexican. There’s never been anyone like that yet.”

– Javier Mendez, owner and head trainer at American Kickboxing Academy (AKA), heaps praise via Yahoo!Sports.com on up-and-coming heavyweight prospect, Cain Velasquez. The former Arizona State University wrestler is undefeated in the Octagon (1-0) and will look to make it two straight when he takes on Jake O’Brien at UFC Fight Night 14 on July 19. Mendez feels that Velasquez right now can defeat former UFC champion Randy Couture and ranks him first among the most promising prospects to walk inside his gym — in front of Josh Koscheck, Frank Shamrock, Cung Le and B.J. Penn. That’s some serious company.


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Post #1   7/15/08 9:56:33AM   

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He's had how many fights?

Give me a goddman break.

Post #2   7/15/08 10:06:07AM   

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Posted by saemskin

He's had how many fights?

Give me a goddman break.



Yeah i mean i like the guy, and after the o'brien fight everyone's gonna see he's the real f*cking deal... but yeah, slow down a bit with the champion stuff

Post #3   7/15/08 10:27:30AM   

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Velasquez is one of my favorite new fighters... he's the future of the heavyweight division. He's far away from a title shot right now but he's the best 3-0 heavyweight right now, sorry Kimbo Slice. Kimbo would get outclassed by Velaquez.

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Post #4   7/15/08 4:58:54PM   

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I just dont see the technical striking from him. Maybe hes developing quickly but i havent seen it yet.

Post #5   7/15/08 6:22:59PM   

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He needs to suffer his first loss and then we shall see how he rebounds from that. Place him in there with Lesnar after the Herring fight, win or lose. See how he does there at least against someone who has the wrestling ability he does.

Post #6   8/6/08 1:28:53AM