UFC 155: Is Junior Dos Santos Looking Past Cain Velasquez?

Anthony FuscoCorrespondent IIIOctober 11, 2012

May 26, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Junior Dos Santos (right) follows through on a right handed punch towards Frank Mir (left) during UFC 146 at the MGM Grand Garden event center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

When UFC 155 rolls around at the end of the year, it will feature two of the baddest men on the planet fighting for the heavyweight title.

Junior dos Santos will defend his belt for the second time against the man he took it from, Cain Velasquez.

"Cigano" defeated Velasquez on the first UFC on Fox event. The KO came one minute and four seconds into the first round. it was quick, devastating, and everything we as fans have come to expect from dos Santos.

Since that time, dos Santos has defended his title once against Frank Mir, while Velasquez has earned himself another shot with his win over "Bigfoot" Silva. There have been people asking lately if the champion is overlooking his upcoming fight with Velasquez, in favour of a potential fight against Alistair Overeem next year.

Overeem did recently talk a lot of trash aimed at dos Santos, and I think he simply got tired of hearing it. Dos Santos wanted the trash talking to stop, and therefore focused some of his attention towards a potential fight with Overeem.

That is not to say he overlooked Velasquez, however. Despite winning the fight with a quick KO, Junior knows that Velasquez is one of the most dangerous opponents in the heavyweight division. A motivated Cain, is a dangerous Cain. Just ask "Bigfoot" Silva.

I do not believe dos Santos is overlooking his coming fight with Velasquez. He will be training hard, and will show up to the fight ready. Velasquez will be ready as well, and I doubt he lets this fight end a minute and a bit in.

Velasquez is motivated and dangerous. So is Junior dos Santos. Sparks will fly as these two heavyweights collide for the second time, with the heavyweight belt on the line. Whatever you do, don't blink!

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