Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum will be unifying their UFC Heavyweight Championships at UFC 188 in Mexico City, Mexico next weekend. Even though he has shown incredible improvement in each of his octagon outings since returning in 2012, Javier Mendez still thinks Werdum has no chance at beating Cain Velasquez.
“I’m very confident in this one,” Mendez told Dave Meltzer of MMAFighting. “He’s gonna kill him. Werdum has no chance. Cain’s gonna do what he wants to do with him. Junior dos Santos is still the biggest threat to Cain Velasquez. In all respect to the other guys, Cain and Junior are at another level. I’m stating facts. Come June 13, Werdum can prove us wrong. But I don’t think he will.”
Fans are quick to dismiss the return of Cain Velasquez due to his frequent injuries, but the defending champion says it wasn’t one instance where he suffered an injury. Instead, it was a deterioration of his knee that came as a product of overworking.
“The year-in and year-out of training, the knee was breaking down, and it gave out in that moment,” Velasquez confessed. “There’s one thing I knew I couldn’t do, and that was go on the ground. And that was the one thing I needed to do in this fight. I was in a fight injured before, and not been able to do what I wanted to do. It wasn’t fair to me and it wasn’t fair to the fans.”
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