Current number one UFC heavyweight contender Cain Velasquez has the fight of his life in front of him as he is set to take on monolithic UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar this weekend at UFC 121 for a shot at the heavyweight title. Velasquez offered ESPN some sound bytes regarding what he has in store for Lesnar come October 23rd.
“The skills that I have and the experience that I have in this sport and my stand up, it’s possible for me to knock out Brock,” Velasquez said.
While he knows it is possible, Velasquez is not expecting a knockout against Lesnar. What he is expecting, however, is victory.
“October 23rd, in Anaheim, I’m gonna beat Brock Lesnar,” a confident and determined Velasquez declared.
Of his motivations, Velasquez pointed to the simple fact that he is driven by a love and desire for competition and that his main goal in this sport is to reach the top; a goal he is willing to go through Brock Lesnar to achieve.
“This is the whole reason I got in this sport is to be the champion,” he said. “I want that belt.”
Velasquez and Lesnar will scrap it out over five rounds in dispute of the UFC heavyweight championship this Saturday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.