Cain Velasquez's Blogs

  • Podcast: 'Beatdown After the Bell' UFC on Fox 11 By: Sherdog.com Staff

    TJ De Santis and Jesse Denis returned to the Sherdog Radio Network on Saturday night following the conclusion of the UFC on Fox 11 card. De Santis and Denis recapped the event that saw Fabricio Werdum punch his ticket for a title shot with Cain Velasquez by defeating Travis Browne in the evening's main event.

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    Click here to check out the podcast on iTunes.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 21: Part 2 From Eastside Cannery Row and Casino in Las Vegas.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson 2 – Prelims From Natal, Brazil.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson 2 From Natal, Brazil.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 10: With Friends Like These Teammates battle in a bout of courage and betrayal.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 160: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva II From Las Vegas.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    7:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 168: Heated rivals Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate rematch in one of the most exciting fights in the women's bantamweight division.

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 10: With Friends Like These Teammates battle in a bout of courage and betrayal.

    10:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: TUF Nations Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 10: With Friends Like These Teammates battle in a bout of courage and betrayal.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 11: Undefeated Fighters battle for a spot in the final.

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    UFC Stars MMA stars showcase their skills.

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 170; Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Forrest Griffin & Stephan Bonnar Inside look at classic bouts.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 9: Déjà vu In this special edition, we revisit action from the Octagon and drama from the house in a look back on the first eight episodes.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Go behind the scenes as six elite fighters prepare for pivotal bouts at UFC 171.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 8: Rattle Them Bones In the final match-up of the preliminaries, Aussie striker Vik Grujic takes on Canadian Luke Harris.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 160: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva II From Las Vegas.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 170; Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Forrest Griffin & Stephen Bonnar Inside look at classic bouts.

    12:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    1:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171 Countdown

    2:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Submissions


    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    One Punch Knockouts

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Henderson vs. Thomson
    Jeremy Stephens vs. Darren Elkins; Adriano Martins vs. Donald Cerrone; Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Stipe Miocic; Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson. From Chicago.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 8: Rattle Them Bones

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Johny Hendricks & Robbie Lawler/Myles Jury/Miesha Tate

    9:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 165: Jon Jones faces Alexander Gustafsson.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 160: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva II

    9:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator
    Bellator MMA Live 1002

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 331 Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten discuss UFC FN 38; special feature on Mirko Fillpovicand Remy Bonjasky; Cyrus Fees previews Hip Show-Arena Combat.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Resurrection Fighting Alliance 13 Dakota Cochrane fights champion Efrain Escudero; Miles Marshall meets Andrew Sanchez for middleweight; live from Lincoln, Neb.

    11:15 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Best of Glory Super Fight Series
    Six non-stop action bouts from Glory Kickboxing stars Glory Collette, Saulo Cavalari, Raymond Daniels, Sergei Kharitonov and more. Super Fight Series provides fighters a chance to enter the coveted tournaments.

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  • Pat Miletich Analyzes Which Wrestlers Make Good Strikers By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Pat Miletich, on “Beatdown,” discussing which wrestlers become good strikers:

    “When I look at wrestlers, I look at the style of wrestler that they are. Their ability to pick up striking, very similarly, will depend on -- most of the time -- on how they wrestled. How quick were they? How fleet-footed were they? If they were a guy that just latched onto people and just kind of tried to grind people out -- which there’s a lot of guys who are great at that and win national championships and Olympic medals doing that style of wrestling -- they’re generally not the kind of guy who’s going to be great at striking. It never works out that way, not very often.

    “But the guys who are real fleet-footed, real quick, agile athletes, guys that can scramble, a lot of fast-twitch muscle, guys like Ty Woodley, a guy like Cain Velasquez, a guy like Daniel Cormier, guys like that, they get it. Rob Lawler’s the same way. Jens Pulver was that way. The style of wrestler that they are lends itself to the striking, but also the base of wrestling -- wrestling’s a brutal sport. I have to admit that the daily grind of wrestling, it’s a street fight for two hours in practice every day. It’s just a brutal sport. If you give up for a second in a wrestling match, you’ll get put on your back. You can’t coast when you’re up against tough people, and that’s just their mentality. Between the work ethic, the explosiveness, the balance, the grip, the tendon strength, everything combined, I don’t see how you could not pick that as the best base for an MMA career.”

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Sunday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 155: Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez 2

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of UFC 2013


    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of UFC 2013


    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 148: Anderson Silva defends his UFC Middleweight Championship against Chael Sonnen.

    2:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    3:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Chael vs. Brandon Vera From Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Best of UFC 2013


    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Roy Nelson vs. Junior dos Santos; Melvin Guillard vs. Waylon Lowe; Rick Story vs. Brian Foster.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Cain Velasquez vs. Brock Lesnar Featuring Cain Velasquez vs. Brock Lesnar; Junior dos Santos vs. Shane Carwin; Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championships
    Japanese Fighters

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Fighting for a Generation: 20 Years of the UFC


    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Top 50 Moments of 2013

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate 100 Knockouts
    Part 1: Knockouts 100-71

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate 100 Knockouts
    Part 2: Knockouts 70-41

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate 100 Knockouts
    Part 3: Knockouts 40-11

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate 100 Knockouts
    Part 4: Top 10 Greatest Knockouts

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Fighting for a Generation: 20 Years of the UFC


    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Top 50 Moments of 2013

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate 100 Knockouts
    Part 1: Knockouts 100-71

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate 100 Knockouts
    Part 2: Knockouts 70-41

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: Greatest KnockOuts
    The best collection of knockouts ever caught on camera from the biggest stars in MMA today.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate 100 Knockouts
    Part 3: Knockouts 40-11

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate 100 Knockouts
    Part 4: Top 10 Greatest Knockouts

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage


    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Fighting for a Generation: 20 Years of the UFC


    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Top 50 Moments of 2013

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage


    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate 100 Knockouts
    Part 1: Knockouts 100-71

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate 100 Knockouts
    Part 2: Knockouts 70-41

    12:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage

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  • Video: Fighters Make Predictions for UFC 168 ‘Weidman vs. Silva 2’ By: Sherdog.com Staff


    Watch as a bevy of fighters gives their predictions for the highly anticipated UFC 168 middleweight title rematch between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva.

    The pros surveyed include Cain Velasquez, Gilbert Melendez, Daniel Cormier, Tim Kennedy and Jessica Eye.

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  • Michael Carroll Joins Press Row By: Jordan Breen





    Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by FightMetric research analyst Michael Carroll.

    With longtime welterweight ruler Georges St. Pierre stepping away from the sport and a year full of championship shake-up in MMA, there's new, dominant faces in the sport. Breen and Carroll discuss the statistical underpinnings of MMA's top champions and what they have in common as divisional rulers. The two investigate the likes of Cain Velasquez, Demetrious Johnson, Chris Weidman and others, detailing how particular metrics reveal the sources of their dominance, or at least brilliantly reflect it.

    The duo also debate the importance of statistical efficiency for MMA fighters, the statistical anomalies of Jake Shields, which metrics might best predict championship success and which up-and-comers excel in those categories.

    Grab your credential and get a seat in “Press Row.”

    Follow the jump for reader comments and download link.

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  • Wednesay MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 155: Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez 2

    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage


    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 18 Episode 12: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate: One Punch Away Ronda and Miesha face off in a rock climbing challenge; weight issues come into play for the fighters.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 18 Episode 13: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate: Aiming for the Top Team Rousey's Jessica Rakoczy and Team Tate's Raquel Pennington are hit with serious injuries.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Prelims: Teixeira vs. Bader Ivan Jorge vs. Keith Wisniewski; Elias Silverio vs. Joao Zeferino; Ramiro Hernandez vs. Lucas Martins; Edimilson Souza vs. Felipe Arantes. From Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Best of Pride 309

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Shogun vs. Sonnen Michael Johnson vs. Joe Lauzon; Uriah Hall vs. John Howard; Matt Brown vs. Mike Pyle; Iuri Alcantara vs. Urijah Faber; Travis Browne vs. Alistair Overeem; Mauricio Rua vs. Chael Sonnen. From the TD Garden in Boston.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Best of Pride 309

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    7:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 156: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

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