Cain Velasquez wants winner of Miocic vs Overeem next
<p>The former UFC heavyweight champion wants to get his belt back.</p>
<p>After putting on one of the standout performances of UFC 200, Cain Velasquez wants a shot at the winner of the heavyweight title fight between current champion Stipe Miocic and challenger Alistair Overeem, which takes place at UFC 203 in September. Velasquez faced Travis Browne in the first bout of the main card on Saturday night and won via TKO with just three seconds left in the first round, earning himself a $50K <em>Performance of the Night</em> bonus.</p>
<p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCqucH8LnH0">At the post-fight press conference</a>, Velasquez, who has suffered from several injuries in recent years, discussed the adjustments he made in his training camp to keep himself healthy and who he’d like to face next.</p>
<p>“For me, I just always want to fight the best guys. I want the winner of Stipe and Overeem. That's what I want, you know,” said the former heavyweight champ. “I feel like the stuff that I've done for this training camp, as far as keeping my body healthy, I feel like it's worked for me.”</p>
<p>Velasquez lost his title to Fabricio Werdum at UFC 188 last year in June at the UFC’s second event in Mexico City. Despite being known for having outstanding cardio, Velasquez was visibly tired by the third round before he was submitted by Werdum leading many to believe that he didn’t account for the high elevation of Mexico City during his preparation for the fight. This issue was addressed by Velasquez during the press conference.</p>
<p>“I am, I am. I know the things that I’d have to do, you know, I would have to be out there two months and do my whole training camp out there,” said Velasquez in response to whether he was willing to fight again in Mexico City. “I know that’s tough but if that fight comes and the UFC makes that happen, definitely. But, right now I want the winner of Stipe and Overeem.”</p>
Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.