This week on The Fighter and The Kid, Brendan and Bryan argue about the effect of Mexico City’s altitude on Cain Velasquez at last week’s UFC 188. "I would imagine that when you’re a mile above sea level, it’s going to affect the sh– out of your performance," Bryan said.
Brendan, however, wouldn’t buy it. "Nope. Not at all," he said.
"If you’re a good football team in San Francisco, you’re a good football team when you play in Denver."
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What everyone had to agree on is how Brendan predicted the UFC 188 main event result, to a "T." Heading into Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum, Brendan predicted a third round submission win for the Brazilian — exactly how it turned out.
Schaub says he admires Velasquez and that he’s "Team Cain," but knew that Werdum’s style, combined with the AKA fighter’s long lay-off, would spell upset. "The other thing that is going to tire you out — you haven’t fought in over 600 days," he said.
"We’re talking surgeries, rehab, 600 days, down. We’re not talking about getting better in the gym, now. So, you’re just trying to get back to where you were. Oh, and then you’re going to fight a guy who is active as hell, for a heavyweight, and destroying dudes…first fight we haven’t seen him confident in a fight…It was just Werdum’s night."
Despite his previous dominance, Schaub pointed out that even Velasquez has sustained a great deal of damage to his body and mind, over the years. "You’re batsh– crazy if you don’t think the trilogy between Cain and Junior didn’t take it’s toll on Junior and Cain. Neither one of those guys will ever be the same. That’s the price that you pay when you fight for 10 rounds, back and forth, like that," he said.
"You only have so many rounds…it all adds up. You slowed down, guys get battered. This doesn’t hurt Cain’s legacy at all. Still one of the greatest champions of all time.
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