Heavy Hands 55: The Ground and Pound of Cain Velasquez

On today's episode of Heavy Hands, we're looking forward to UFC 188--namely, to Cain Velasquez's long awaited return to the Octagon. The UFC has…

By: Connor Ruebusch | 8 years ago
Heavy Hands 55: The Ground and Pound of Cain Velasquez
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On today’s episode of Heavy Hands, we’re looking forward to UFC 188–namely, to Cain Velasquez’s long awaited return to the Octagon. The UFC has endlessly promoted Cain as a cardio freak with endless stamina and… I guess he doesn’t get tired as easily as other heavyweights, so that’s good. But in this writer’s humble opinion, they’ve really missed the mark by failing to mention Velasquez’s record of finishes and the incredible skillset that caused almost all of them.

Aside from a pair of decisions with the brutally tough Junior Dos Santos and the always crafty Cheick Kongo, Velasquez has never gone to the judges’ scorecards. He is, without a doubt, one of the best finishers in all of MMA, and most of those finishes are the direct result of his ferocious ground striking, more commonly known as ground n’ pound. Today, Pat and I break down what exactly makes Cain such a terrific top position fighter, and try to understand ground n’ pound in general.

Also, we discuss the technical and stylistic improvements of Dustin Poirier who, since a move to the lightweight division, has looked like a destroyer of men.

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