When it eventually happens the UFC heavyweight title fight between current champion Cain Velasquez and Definitive No.1 contender Junior Dos Santos is shaping up to be a hell of a fight.
Velasquez was cage-side to watch the Brazilian cast aside one of the divisions toughest challengers in Shane Carwin on Saturday night, and feels he has a good handle on the skill’s JDS brings to the table.
“He’s really good with his stand-up, he’s hard to take down, he has really good movement…his whole stand-up and boxing is I think one of the best in the whole division, so I’m excited,” Velasquez told MMAfighting’s Ariel Helwani in the aftermath of the event.
He’s also already formulating a game plan to ensure that he retains his title when they do step into the Octagon together.
“Being somebody who can transition better on him. Just being a better wrestler, being somebody who can keep him down longer and just throwing a lot of punches and kicks rather than just punches. I think we need to see that with him.”
As for when the fight will take place, Velasquez’ recovery from a shoulder injury is taking longer than expected, but he still hopes that the fight will happen before the end of the year.
“Right now the doctor’s saying I just need to strengthen up my arm a little bit and then he’ll let me full go as far as training [goes]. They’re saying maybe October, maybe November, so I’m looking to do that.”
Let’s hope that is the case as personally this is a fight I can’t wait to see.
Watch the full interview below.