"I'm so happy. It was awesome. It was a war, a great fight. Velasquez is such a tough guy, a really hard opponent, but I was able to do my strategy and do it all according to the plan. I've been training that guillotine for a long time, I thought of it and practiced it a lot. When I saw the opportunity, I knew I wasn't going to let it go. I even started to laugh before he tapped."
Undisputed Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight kingpin Fabricio Werdum is now a couple of days removed from his UFC 188 submission win over the excuseless Cain Velasquez (recap), which came in the "Velasquez vs. Werdum" pay-per-view (PPV) main event last Saturday night (June 13, 2015) in Mexico City. "Vai Cavalo" told Portal Do Val Tudo (via Bloody Elbow) that his guillotine choke in the third round was not a spontaneous reaction, but rather a deliberate and well-planned defense of the ex-champ's vaunted wrestling attack. That may explain why Werdum -- an accomplished grappler on the Abu Dhabi circuit -- was already giggling when the submission hold was applied (see it again here). We'll see who gets the last laugh if and when these two cross paths again in the not-too-distant future.