source | MMAJunkie.com
“I imagine not just the fight, but also my interview with Joe Rogan, and what I’ll be saying,” he said. “I think about all that. What I want is to finish the fight early, whether it be with a knee, a knockout, a high kick or a submission. I imagine it will be on the ground, just like when I beat Fedor.”
Velasquez is known as an aggressive striker and expert in ground and pound, but given Werdum’s reputation as a submission artist, it’s not unreasonable to think the champ might want to keep the fight standing. Werdum said he’s heard as much, but isn’t so sure Velasquez is worried about one aspect of the matchup.
“Many people have said that Cain Velasquez won’t be playing his usual game, that he’ll avoid the ground,” he said. “I think he won’t avoid the ground. I think he’ll do his usual game, which is to strike on the feet, go for a takedown, and stay on top. But I’ve always felt at ease when doing jiu-jitsu.