Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez appeared on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour where he discussed a variety of topics including his prediction for the new UFC 180 main event showdown.
Velasquez said that he thinks he will meet Fabricio Werdum for the title when he finishes the rehabilitation of his knee, indicating that he thinks Werdum will beat Mark Hunt.
“I think Mark Hunt just has that knockout power, and that’s pretty much it,” Velasquez said. “I think Werdum, with his length, also if it goes to wrestling, if it goes on the ground, Werdum has it. I think on the feet, with the power that Hunt has, I think he has a good chance of winning it there. But I think that’s pretty much it.”
In addition, the heavyweight who was stripped of his title after pulling himself out of the UFC 180 main event in his native Mexico (ensuring that he will not have defended the title even once in 2014), said that his knee injury devastated him.
“And when I finally realized that I can’t do it, it’s just not working for me, it just sucked. It felt like something was destined, you know what I mean. Like, this is where I’m destined to be, I’m destined to fight on this card, and it just didn’t turn out that way. So it was just kind of devastating to me.”
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