UFC Quick Quote: Cain Velasquez overestimated his striking against Junior dos Santos

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"It was an amazing fight. Well, you know, (Junior Dos Santos) has brilliant timing. He has great timing and great knockout power and he did exactly what he wanted to do. For him, it was the win with a perfect fight. He picked a spot, found an opening, landed and boom: that was it. I think if I was Cain Velasquez’s coach, if I would say, if he needed some area, he should’ve tried to take Junior down, he should've tried to tire Junior out. But to try to stand with him ... I think he overestimated his striking and Junior is one of the best, if not the best boxer in mixed martial arts."

Despite two takedown attempts, an average of one every 30 seconds, UFC color commentator Joe Rogan tells Tatame.com that Cain Velasquez still spent too much time on his feet in a 64-second loss to Brazilian bricklayer Junior dos Santos, who usurped the heavyweight crown via thunderous knockout at UFC on FOX last Saturday night (Nov. 12, 2011) in Anaheim, California. Has the media been too hard on Velasquez, who was keeping the distance and landing effective leg kicks before getting creamed? Or did he simply "overestimate" his striking? Thoughts?

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