According to the UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez himself, the fighter escaped his recent battle with Junior dos Santos mainly injury free.
Well, outside of a couple of small problems.
“I’m a little sore,” said Velasquez, during a recent interview on UFC Tonight. “My throat is sore and I’ve got a raspy voice.”
The recently-released list of medical suspensions included a possible broken jaw for Velasquez, but he didn’t mention this at all during the interview.
Velasquez improved to 2-1 vs. dos Santos with the fifth-round TKO victory, his second consecutive stoppage since winning the title.
Many felt the contest with “Cigano” should have been stopped earlier, but Velasquez had no issues with referee Herb Dean and the job he did.
“He kept fighting,” Velasquez said. “He fell, but he got up and he kept fighting.”
Next for the champion will be Fabricio Werdum, though no date has been set.
“I have a lot of respect for him,” said Velasquez, of the challenger. “He’s a good jiu-jitsu guy and a good stand up guy.
“he’s a big, strong, tough guy; he’s been at the top for a long time. I have lots of respect for him.”