The Shinkage School of Swordmanship says that “Victory goes to the one who has no thought of himself” and Cain Velasquez is fighting not only for Mexico but also for his family. Being a Mexican-American his father came to United States to give his family a better life after 6 attempts.
Cain grow up watching his parents picking vegetables in the fields of California and Arizona and seeing them labor for hours in the prickling heat just to make ends meet with little compensation stuck to his mind. If he wanted to succeed then he has to work hard for it. That’s how life taught him and that’s how his hardwork paid off, becoming the first Mexican UFC heavy weight champion via a first round knockout against the physically intimidating Brock Lesnar.
At 6 foot 3 inches and a massive 264 lbs of muscle, tattoos and a beard, Brock Lesnar has a significant weight advantage against Cain. But Cain never buckled up on that thought. He has fought a number of bigger guys than Brock and he has fought tougher battles with notable victories against Cheick Kongo, Ben Rothwell and former champion Antonio Nogueira. Fighting is not all about size and Royce Gracie was the perfect example on that, beating opponents much larger than him.
He knows he got what it takes to win because he doesn’t have “quit” on his vocabulary not on the Velasquez household.
After weathering Lesnar’s onslaught on the early part of the first round. Cain dominated Lesnar on a stunning and brutal one-sided TKO win. He knows size and strength can never beat skills and technique. He have work hard for the chance to fight for a world title and he knows there won’t be that many opportunity to fight for a championship.
Raising his hands to victory, Cain fought for all the Mexican and Latinos who crossed the barren desert to give their families a better life; he fought for the people who believed in him and most of all he fought for his father who gave his life for his family.
Cain Velasquez is the new UFC heavy weight champion and surely it was a victory that goes to the one who has no thought of himself.