Cain Velasquez broke the unwritten code of respect when he recently stated that “nobody is better than me” and included UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos in that assessment.
The words of the contender caught many fans and critics by surprise, including “Cigano”, who thinks this was the first stage of the challenger on the road to a loss on December 29 at UFC 155.
“I think this was an unfortunate statement. I was surprised because he is not usually one to say theses things. He said that nobody is better than him. It is a mistake to think so. I think the contrary, I think that there are people better than me for sure,” Dos Santos told SporTV.com
“Because of it I have to train a lot to continue evolving [as a fighter]. If he thinks that way, the first step to the defeat has already been taken.”
Dos Santos and Velasquez are going to put form the main event of UFC 155. The Brazilian champion looks for his second title defense while Velasquez tries to recover the belt that belonged to him until November 2011, when Cigano dethroned him with a 64-second knockout win.