By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Dos Santos spoke about the challenge he faces when he steps in the cage with Velasquez as compared to the rest of his previous competition in an interview with USAToday.com this week:
“Cain is, for sure, going to be my biggest challenge. He's fast. He has excellent stamina. His cardio's out of control. He's got phenomenal takedowns and a really impressive ground game.
To be honest, he's a really complete fighter and fast, unlike most heavyweights. I believe strongly that he's going to be my biggest and most challenging challenge to date. I hope that I'm going to be the same to him; I hope that I'll be his biggest challenge to date, as well.
Dos Santos also talked about his ground game and how he doesn't feel the champ will be able to keep him down after the jump:
“For sure, Cain's going to try to take me down. I would agree with you that that would be the conventional wisdom.
In my game, I always look for the knockout. I'm going to look for it against Cain. I would love to knock out Cain Velasquez.
But I'm going to be ready for wherever the fight winds up. The truth is, you guys haven't really seen my ground game yet.
If Cain Velasquez takes me down 10 times, I'm going to get up 10 times. I'm not sure Cain is going to be able to take 10 of my punches.”
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