HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: UFC Fighter Cain Velasquez speaks at the UFC on Fox: Velasquez v Dos Santos - Press Conference at W Hollywood on September 20, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
"If (the opportunity) is there I'll take it, but that's not the game plan going in. He is good in that position, but I'm not afraid to put him in that position. If I don't get it, I'm going to stand up with him, punch with him and kick with him. We're going to do everything. I think he's a well-rounded fighter. I think he's one of the best boxers in MMA. He has good takedown defense and if he does get taken down, he's able to pop up right away. And he does throw kicks here and there. He's just really well-rounded. I don't see him as having a gas tank problem at all. He's been in fights with a bunch of tough guys and he's beaten them up every round."
-- Continuing the string of main events featuring respectful fighters who are overly complimentary of one another, we have Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos at UFC on FOX 1 on Nov. 12 in Anaheim, California. The former is the heavyweight champion who has never lost in his short but successful mixed martial arts career. The latter is a Brazilian knockout king with a supposedly vaunted ground game. I say supposedly because while we've heard plenty about it in theory, we've yet to see it in practice, at least not in a real live fight on television. Will that change come Nov. 12? According to Velasquez (via the Toronto Sun), his game plan doesn't involve taking Dos Santos down, although he'll do so if the opportunity presents itself. It's an interesting gambit, considering "Cigano's" long list of crushing knockout victories. Anyone think the heavyweight champion should stick with his bread and butter? Or would he be better served to stand and bang for the UFC's debut on network TV?