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Monday, 08/18/2014, 03:38 pm

Dos Santos Thinks Werdum Can Beat Velasquez

Junior Dos Santos may have lost to Cain Velasquez back to back, but that doesn’t mean he thinks Velasquez is unbeatable. He believes his countryman Fabricio Werdum has a good shot at dethroning Velasquez when the two eventually face off.

He spoke with MMAFighting:

“Werdum’s last performance was impressive. I’ve never seen him fight so well like he did against Browne. He got a big win and earned a shot at the title.”

“As a Brazilian, I will root for Werdum to bring the UFC title back to Brazil, but he has a difficult task ahead of him,” he said. “Velasquez is an impressive fighter with a great cardio, but I know Werdum is training really hard for that. He stands a chance, yes. If he fights like he did the last time, he has a good chance at winning.”

“I think it (being active) might help Werdum,” he said, “but it doesn’t happen very often these days because the level of training in the gym is do high now, so you can get ready for a fight even if you haven’t fought in a while. I think it won’t be an issue for Velasquez, but can be good for Werdum.”

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