Cain Velasquez: ‘Werdum’s Interim Title Doesn’t Matter To Me’

May 22, 2015 12:01 am by Ryan C. Miller


The UFC champion recently talked to BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage about his upcoming title defense against Fabricio Werdum, who is currently the interim champion after beating Mark Hunt.

So what does the champ think of the ‘interim’ belt?

“As far as there being an interim champion right now, to me it doesn’t matter,” said Velasquez, “I understand why the UFC did that, because I couldn’t fight for so long, I understand that. If they would have gave the belt away to the winner of Werdum and Mark Hunt, I would have been fine with that. Just as long as when I fight, I fight for the title. So as far as the titles and the names, interim, it doesn’t matter just as long as I know that I beat the best guys and am the best.”

Cain has been sidelined for a while with injuries but says just weeks out of his return he feels like he’s in the best shape of his life.

“I feel good, I feel ready. I feel like this fight is going to be tough, just because Werdum is a guy who’s always getting better, always improving. But with that, I feel like I’m always improving, always getting better. So I just can’t wait for the fight, in Mexico City. It’s been a long time since I’ve fought and I feel like I’m in the best shape of my life. I feel like I’m 100% right now and I just can’t wait to go out there and fight.”

By: Ryan C. Miller | @ryancmiller1630

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