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UFC Quick Quote: Cain Velasquez doesn't plan on taking Junior dos Santos down

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"If (the opportunity) is there I'll take it, but that's not the game plan going in. He is good in that position, but I'm not afraid to put him in that position. If I don't get it, I'm going to stand up with him, punch with him and kick with him. We're going to do everything. I think he's a well-rounded fighter. I think he's one of the best boxers in MMA. He has good takedown defense and if he does get taken down, he's able to pop up right away. And he does throw kicks here and there. He's just really well-rounded. I don't see him as having a gas tank problem at all. He's been in fights with a bunch of tough guys and he's beaten them up every round."

- Cain Velasquez

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Post #1   10/27/11 8:12:04AM   

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This fight is too awesome. I can see the fight going down 100 different ways. I really hope it lives up to the hype.

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Post #2   10/27/11 8:13:33AM   

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"If (the opportunity) is there I'll take it."

That's all I needed to know. No reason to stand with Junior just to do it, especially if he's landing his punches.

Post #3   10/27/11 8:29:14AM   

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Sure. And I'll make sure I'm doing dishes rather than watching this fight.

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Post #4   10/27/11 9:18:16AM   

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"If (the opportunity) is there I'll take it, but that's not the game plan going in." But, " If I don't get it, I'm going to stand up with him, punch with him and kick with him."

This is so confusing! The plan isn't to take him down, but if he doesn't get the take down, he's going to stand with him?

Post #6   10/27/11 9:33:18AM   

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Cain Velasquez will set up his takedowns with strikes. Good for him.

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Posted by Pookie

Cain Velasquez will set up his takedowns with strikes. Good for him.



Lol, essentially yeah.

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Post #8   10/27/11 11:47:49AM   

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very excite

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Post #9   10/27/11 1:48:55PM   

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I think in essence what Cain is attempting to say is:

"Hey I would really like to go to the ground but i'm not banking on that to keep the strap around my waist. If this guy pops back up from his back he'll be eating fist."

Post #10   10/27/11 2:23:05PM   

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I think what Cain is trying to do is let Junior know Cain will throw everything at him to get him thinking of this and that...But the main goal IMO is to eventually take Junior down and pound him out.

Cain's strategy should be no surprise. He has an excellent stand up (on par with Junior's). If he is winning in the stand up, then there is no need for the take downs. If he is losing the stand up, then he will set up his take downs with strikes. Unlike Carwin, Cain is fast and will be able set up his take downs by way of strikes.

Cain has two ways to win this fight - 1. stand up and 2. take downs.

On paper, JDS is limited to how he can win this fight. I doubt he can take Cain down and I doubt he can submit Cain from the bottom which only leaves the stand up portion for him to prevail in.

Post #11   10/27/11 6:38:24PM   

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Interesting if cain stands and trades with him
I think JDS will knock him out

Post #12   10/27/11 7:08:46PM   

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Cannot wait 4 this fight. WAR JDS!!

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Post #13   10/27/11 8:01:46PM