There will be many eyeballs on the Octagon this Saturday when Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin battle to unify the heavyweight title at UFC 116. One person that will be paying more attention than most will be Cain Velasquez, who has been guaranteed the first chance at the undisputed belt.
Although UFC president Dana White promised Cain a shot after he bumped his record to a perfect 8-0, the brash promoter reiterated the top contender spot during today’s UFC 116 pre-fight press conference.
“Cain fights the winner of this fight, probably as soon as possible,” White told MMAJunkie.com. “Cain’s been waiting a long time.”
Velasquez has quickly developed his striking game at the famed American Kickboxing Academy, and the standout wrestler’s refined skills were no more apparent than when he knocked out Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 110 in February to put himself in prime position for a shot at the crown.