Werdum vows to make Velasquez submit again

UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has made it clear that he will try and beat Cain Velasquez by making him submit to the guillotine choke. 

Werdum used the guillotine choke to dethrone Velasquez as heavyweight champion at UFC 188 in June and the 38-year-old does not see the outcome being different when they clash again at UFC 196 on February 6 in Las Vegas. 

"And now, just asking Cain Velasquez, be careful with the right arm, it’s my specialty," Werdum told The MMA Hour. "Don’t come inside my guard, please, because, hey, be careful with the right arm."

However, Werdum acknowledged that Velasquez will be a lot tougher to beat this time around as he will be determined to regain the title he lost. 

"The rematch, he (will) come very strong again," he said. "I think I have more confident this time. I think he comes very good, for sure, 100 percent, but I beat him again, man. I’m not (cocky), you know, I’m just confident in my training. I’m confident in Kings MMA.

"I think it’s a good rematch, for sure. It’s the big show, but I don’t go inside the cage like ‘I lost this fight’. I visualize everything. When I go inside the cage, when I fight with him, and after that, the interview with Joe Rogan, I visualize everything. I have everything in my mind."

Werdum added that the UFC wanted his rematch against Velasquez to be held in September, but the veteran Brazilian refused as he wanted to take some time off and spend time with his family. 

"The guys wanted me to fight in September, but it’s very important for the champion to enjoy this moment," Werdum said. "It’s okay, I fight in December, February, it doesn’t matter to me, but I started my camp now, I’m here in front of Kings MMA now, waiting for the start of the training.

"But when the UFC said ‘Werdum, do you want to fight in September?’, I said ‘September? No, no, no, no, I don’t wanna fight in September’. You know, I wanna enjoy this moment with my family, my team, with my fans. February or March is good for me, no problem. I like that, anytime."

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