With just over an hour before the punch-up between Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin in UFC 121, we have made an alternative reassessment of Cain’s chances on an inspired whim fired by a sense of presentiment. From a head stand-point it feels like a long shot but it is very possible: Cain has a puncher’s chance of winning this fight. It would be all in the timing; a stunner of a blow (don’t taze me bro!) followed by well placed blows in the clinch or the ground for the finishing coup de grace.
It’s a long shot, but its possible – just like Mir’s leg lock against Lesnar was possible in UFC 81.
A David vs Goliath Match-up: Cain Velasquez is entering UFC 121 with more weight on his shoulders than he should rightfully be bearing: what he describes as the hope of millions of Latino fans for a Mexican heavyweight champion. Brock Lesnar, the self-acclaimed “meanest son of a bitch” stands alone against his doubters. That weight – the weight on Cain Velasquez’s shoulders can make or break fighter. Tonight is gonna show us what it will do to Cain vs a man who thinks he has a thing or two to prove a world he has already flipped off. Continue reading