Tough gloves and let's keep it "clean."
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 265-pound champion Cain Velasquez will try to get back on his heavyweight horse against Frank Mir at the upcoming UFC 146 event on May 26, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The "Sin City" line-up is currently in jeopardy after Alistair Overeem flunked his pre-fight drug test, and could leave Junior dos Santos without an opponent depending on the outcome of "Demolition Man's" hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) on April 24.
Velasquez, who UFC President Dana White insists will fight Mir no matter what changes take place in the main event, tells Kimura.se he just wants to fight someone who is clean, and will leave the rest up to the UFC.
"I think random drug testing is good. I've always been part of a sport where we were always randomly drug tested and that's good. I'm clean, I don't take anything and I'm happy to do those kinds of tests. I want to fight against somebody who is clean. If somebody isn't, that's definitely a big advantage for them. I want it to be on the same playing field. I'm hoping everyone is clean. With Overeem's situation, I think the UFC or commission will find something to do and definitely take care of the situation, so I'll just leave it in their hands."
Hear more from Velasquez on drug abuse in mixed martial arts (MMA) after the jump.
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