Cain Velasquez passed on submission of Junior dos Santos to prove a point

Dec 29, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Cain Velasquez (top) strikes Junior Dos Santos (bottom) during UFC 155 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez gets another crack at the only man to hand him a loss in his career, Junior dos Santos, so he has been reliving the second match up between the two in anticipation of this weekend’s trilogy fight at UFC 166.

In their first match up, dos Santos scored a quick TKO win, but Velasquez bounced back in their second meeting to deliver a dominating performance.

Velasquez was picking apart the former champ and taking him to the mat with ease to deliver a brutal beating. At times during the second match, it looked like Velasquez was passing up submissions in order to finish the fight on the ground, and he confirmed that during a recent interview.

“My style of fighting, I’d rather end fights with ground and pound and stuff like that,” Velasquez said, via Yahoo Sports. “I felt he took something away from me that was mine, and I figured I had to make him pay for that. That’s why I didn’t go for the submission.”

In the third meeting, now that a point has been made, perhaps we could see Velasquez look to finish the fight however he can.

Regardless of the strategy, we know that we will be treated to another incredible match up between two of the best heavyweights in the sport today and that is all we can ask for.

Topics: Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos, UFC, UFC 166

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