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Cain Velasquez's fight day ritual

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez poses for a

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If you happen to be staying in the same hotel as UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez this week in Houston, please look both ways before merging into the hallway. You just might see 240 pounds of man flying toward you at full steam.

(Not double-checking if the coast is clear would be akin to letting Bald Bull knock out Little Mac with his bull charge in "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out"...

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UFC Primetime Velasquez-Dos Santos episode 2 recap

Junior dos Santos, top right, takes down Cain

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These days, such commentary usually winds up on Twitter, lost to many of you in your timelines or -- gasp! -- not even seen by those not on Twitter.

So, here were my thoughts as I watched the second episode of "UFC Primetime" leading up to Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos at UFC 166 on Oct. 19, 2013, in Houston.

-- Um, wherever those opening beach scenes are from, yeah,...

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UFC Primetime Velasquez-Dos Santos episode 1 recap

Cain Velasquez grapples with Junior dos Santos during

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Because there isn’t enough running commentary on the Internet, here’s mine from a viewing of the first episode of "UFC Primetime" with Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos in the build-up to UFC 166 on Oct. 19.

— Still can’t understand how Dos Santos didn’t collapse at some point during the second fight.

— You can never have enough shots of fighters driving in their cars and...

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Prepping for Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos 3

Cain Velasquez grapples with Junior dos Santos during

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The events of UFC 160 on Saturday night have set into motion affirmative talk of the heavyweight fight most fans wanted in the first place: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos 3.

The two first fought at UFC on Fox 1 in November 2011, with Dos Santos taking Velasquez's title in 64 seconds. Velasquez then took the title back in December 2012 with a five-round classic.

With Velasquez stopping...

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UFC 160 video roundup, part 1

Cain Velasquez during his UFC 155 heavyweight championship

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Here's the first installment of the UFC 160 video roundup heading into Saturday's fight.

This one includes an overview of the main and co-main events, plus more from Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva....

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Watch the UFC 160 video preview

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez works out at

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Embedded above is the UFC 160 video preview, featuring Cain Velasquez, Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva, Junior Dos Santos, Mark Hunt and more.

If you've got 10 minutes, give it a look....

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