Dos Santos says Werdum: ‘did not fight the Cain Velasquez I fought’
With having three matches against Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos knows a thing or two about the former UFC heavyweight champion. Losing his own heavyweight championship title to Velasquez, Dos Santos spoke to Combate warning Werdum that he has yet to face a prime Cain Velasquez.
“I think Werdum did well in his last fight, but in my opinion he did not fight the same Velasquez I fought. Velasquez was exhausted in the first round. That was a complete surprise for me. He was exhausted in the first round. That’s unbelievable for someone like him, who fought 10 rounds against me. In the fifth round he was hopping like a kid, so that was odd.”
Many speculate that the high altitude in Mexico City played a big factor in Velasquez’ conditioning in the fight at UFC 188.
“If Velasquez shows up in his usual shape. I think he beats Werdum. But if Werdum keeps the belt and I win my fight. I could be next. It could happen.”
Dos Santos is set to face Alistair Overeem at UFC on Fox 17, which takes place on Dec. 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada.