In 2012, Cain Velasquez put on a memorable -- or forgettable -- beating on Junior dos Santos at UFC 155 to reclaim the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title (see it).
The following year, "Cigano" was on the receiving end of yet another one of Cain's beatdowns at UFC 166 in Houston, Texas (relive it here). And we don't even have to go into the quick and bloody work he made of Antonio Silva on two separate occasions.
In short, Cain likes to make statements and win his bouts decisively, which doesn't bode well for interim division champion Fabricio Werdum when he faces Velasquez at the upcoming UFC 188 pay-per-view (PPV) on June 13, 2015 in Mexico City, Mexico.
That's according to Cain's head trainer, Javier Mendez, who confidently tells MMA Fighting that Werdum is in for a beating worse than anything "JDS" may have endured.
"That guy isn't losing. Cain's doing great. He's on point. He's looking great, physically, mentally everything's right. The goal with him, he wants to come out and he wants to make a statement. And that I will say. He's going to make a statement in that fight. So he's going to remind everybody why he's best. I'm being honest with you -- Werdum's going to get destroyed. That's just the way I look at it, and Cain's looking at it the same way. We're either going to stop him or we're going to hurt him really bad. He's going to get a worse beating than dos Santos if he makes it five rounds, and that's a fact."
The only thing that could potentially slow the champion down is ring rust, as he hasn't competed in two years due to one injury after another.
And that's just one more obstacle Cain has to overcome, as he'll be facing a man who's been on a tear as of late, winning five straight and eight of nine overall against some rather stiff competition. But, Team Velasquez is more than confident Cain will return to old form to get the job done.