Velasquez Wondering What The Hold Up Is With Dos Santos Rematch | UFC News
By Jamie McAllister
Cain Velasquez comments in an interview with ‘Inside MMA’.
Velasquez defeated Antonio Silva at UFC 146 and it had been looking like he would go on to challenge Junior Dos Santos for his Heavyweight Title. The rematch had been rumored to take place at UFC 152 however no date has been set.
“Right now, I’m just getting ready and waiting for a date. We don’t really know what’s going on with the dos Santos thing. The speculation that I was hurt — I got an x-ray to show people that I’m not. There’s speculation that he’s hurt, maybe. I dunno what’s going on. I’m just getting ready and waiting for a date for me and him to fight.”
Velasquez faced Junior Dos Santos at UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos losing his UFC Heavyweight Title after being finished in the first round.
“The thing with the last fight and this one, this time, what we’re gonna do different is actually attack him and actually fight him. We didn’t do that last time. I didn’t do what I was supposed to do, with the gameplan, and I definitely paid for it. I’m not making the mistake again with him.”
The loss was the first in Velasquez professional career moving him to (9-1). Velasquez admits he is haunted by the loss and wants to avenge it.
“It’s always playing in my head. He’s my one loss, and I wanna go back and avenge it. Just knowing what you did wrong, I mean, I definitely look back at the fight. I just have to learn from it and move on.”
When asked if a date had been set for the bout Velasquez admitted he had not heard anything and is wondering what the hold up is.
“They really haven’t said anything as of right now. I was just wondering what the hold up was. They thought that I was hurt, and I went ahead and kinda quieted those things down. I’m just waiting for a date.”
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