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As UFC on FOX headliner looms, champ Cain Velasquez envisions he's underdog

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When he walked into the UFC's Rosemead, Calif. gym some 13 months ago, Cain Velasquez was the best challenger the promotion had to offer heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar.

Now Velasquez (9-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) is the champ, and Junior Dos Santos (13-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) sits on the horizon waiting to dethrone him.

Oddsmakers still see Velasquez as a slight favorite leading into his headliner with Dos Santos, which takes place Saturday at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., as the main event of UFC on FOX.

In so many words, the line says Velasquez is the champ and brings better wrestling to the fight and therefore has a greater ability to control where things go.

Velasquez, though, has the mentality of an underdog. Whether he's fighting for the title or defending it, as he is under the network lights, this is the part of him that never changes.

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Post #1   11/10/11 8:58:58PM   

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I am so pumped for this main event. My only regret is it is not set at the end of the year in December. I know I am pushing the envelope here and I should just be grateful this fight is actually happening but for some reason, everything which happens in December is more memorable and meaningful for me.

Post #2   11/11/11 12:34:55AM   

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i think cain will get dropped early but recover to take the UD or maybe pull an edgar and get the KO in the later rnds

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Post #3   11/11/11 1:54:02AM   

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According to the playground, he's a 58%-42% favorite

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Post #4   11/11/11 11:21:06AM   

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DFW is about to be on Sportsnation

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Post #5   11/11/11 5:13:22PM   

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Posted by Poor_Franklin

DFW is about to be on Sportsnation



DFW says Cain/JDS will pull bigger numbers than the Super Bowl

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Post #6   11/11/11 5:18:23PM