"I knew it was going to happen, all that hard work, this is where I want to be. I want to be the best, fight the best and hold that title one day. That's the whole reason I got into this sport. A lot of bigger things are going to happen for me..... You put months and months of hard work into 15 minutes. I put a lot of hard work into my stand-up, which was part of the game plan, really beat him to punch. I felt it go right through him, there was no give."
Undefeated heavyweight hopeful Cain Velasquez is eager to continue his rapid ascension toward the top of the division after an emphatic knockout victory over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 110 last night (Feb. 20. 2010) in Sydney, Australia. It doesn't get much bigger than "Minotauro" reputation wise, meaning Velasquez is likely now setting his sights on the physically imposing reigning champion, Brock Lesnar. However, he may have to get in line behind the winner of the match between the equally large Shane Carwin and former champion, Frank Mir, at UFC 111 next month. Was Velasquez's astonishing performance enough to leap frog Carwin and/or Mir or should he have to wait until the title is unified before getting his crack at championship glory?