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UFC's Cain Velasquez Motivated By Juan Manuel Marquez

By Edward Chaykovsky

Juan Manuel Marquez is motivating Mexican athletes in every area of the sports world. The UFC is no different. This Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Cain Velasquez will look to duplicate Marquez's magic by unseating the UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos, who gave Velasquez the sole defeat of his career.

Marquez shocked the boxing world on December 8th when he knocked out Manny Pacquiao in the sixth round of their fourth fight, which took place the same venue where Dos Santos and Velasquez II will square off as the main event of the UFC's 155 pay-per-view.

Velasquez received some words of encouragement from Marquez during a recent trip to Mexico.

"[Marquez's win is] a great motivation. I definitely want to step up and deliver a great performance like Marquez did. We both were on a plane to Mexico City and we talked for a bit there," Velasquez was quoted by MMA Mania.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mofrekinfoe on 01-02-2013

I remember this thread being full of comments about Cain about to get ko'd again, And only came back to see if anybody needed some hot sauce to go with that crow? Lol,Honestly the fight was a 50/50 type fight…

Comment by danceswithfire on 12-30-2012

holy ****, did cain really have memo heredia with him?

Comment by Phantomas on 12-30-2012

So what happened to JDS´s jaw?, he could barely talk after the fight (it was like a Rocky movie) but then they said it wasn´t broken, luxation maybe?.

Comment by TX_BOXNG on 12-30-2012

Dos Santos was grabbing that fence when Cain was tryna take him down Lol at the haters like always they hatin again lol, they cant stand that the Mexican supposedly that couldnt stand with Dos Santos n myself also thought…

Comment by _original_ on 12-30-2012

Lol the first pages are laughable, everybody thought Dos Santos was some unstoppable monster. Good for Cain, first fight was a fluke.

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