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Cain Velasquez looking forward to earning second shot at the title

Former UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez would like nothing more than another chance at current title-holder Junior dos Santos. Last year, in the first UFC on FOX card, Dos Santos dropped Velasquez and claimed the divisional belt. After issues with original contender Alistair Overeem‘s availability Dos Santos’ first defense went to Frank Mir.

In a recent interview on UFC Tonight, Velasquez admitted he would have taken the rematch with JDS had it been offered but understands why Mir received the shot instead.

“I would have stepped in if they gave me that chance,” said Velasquez who facse Antonio Silva on May 26 at UFC 146. “But, it was the UFC’s choice. (Mir) has won three fights (in a row) and he should have the chance. I think of it as I’ll get my chance.”

Dos Santos-Mir will serve as the main event for UFC 146 with Velasquez-Silva slotted into the co-headlining position. It is believed a win by Velasquez will position him to face the winner of the evening’s title tilt.

Watch full video of the Velasquez interview below:


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