Ahead of coaching TUF against Fabricio Werdum, UFC champion Cain Velasquez says that he’s excited to train for a new opponent, and that he’s always improving to avoid plateauing.
He spoke with Bleacher Report:
“It’s definitely nice to prepare for someone new, but that doesn’t matter to me. Whoever earns a shot, earns the shot and that is who I’m going to fight. I don’t care if I have to fight the same guy over and over again, as long as he earned the shot to fight me, then I’m fine with it.”
“I’m definitely excited for this one. I’ve known it was going to happen for a while, and now we are getting closer. The support of the fans here has been great. We did the The Ultimate Fighter: ‘Latin America’ show, and to finally have the fight here…everything is coming together. This is just the next step for me. I want to keep doing this. I am going to keep winning and staying in this position. For me, the majority of the focus is on fighting here in Mexico City and fighting against Fabricio. He is a tough opponent. He’s a guy who already has so much experience, but he’s always getting better. He has great jiu-jitsu and good hands as well. It’s going to be a good fight.”
“I’m always trying to improve and always trying to get better as far as learning new skills and techniques go. I’m not looking to plateau. I’m always working to get better. That’s what my focus is on.”
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