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UFC Quick Quote: Cain Velasquez bringing speed and power to the winner of 'Lesnar vs Carwin'


"[I want to face] whoever the better fighter is. I want to fight the best. If Carwin keeps the fight standing, with his kind of punching power, I think he'll win the fight. If Brock can get the fight to the ground, with his explosiveness, with his wrestling, I think he'll win. It's whoever can execute their gameplan. It'll be a good fight no matter what. Right now I'm 250 (pounds) but I know when fight time comes around I'll be at 240-245.  That's where I feel most comfortable and at my quickest. I think I still have power at that weight so for me it's the weight [I want to] fight at."

UFC heavyweight number one contender Cain Velasquez (8-0) tells the Dave and Mahoney Morning Show that he's not concerned with the size difference between himself and the two titans who throw down in the main event of UFC 116: "Lesnar vs. Carwin" this Saturday night (July 3) in Las Vegas. With the exception of a unanimous decision win over Cheick Kongo at UFC 99, the undefeated prospect has finished each of his opponents by technical knockout (punches) due to his wrestling pedigree and quick hands. Will that trend continue when he fights for the title at the end of the year? Or is he in for a rude awakening against the sport's biggest and baddest heavyweights?

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