I am preparing for an all-out war on February 21 in Sydney. My opponent Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is an incredible boxer, incredible with jiu-jitsu, so I can't really take the fight anywhere and expect it to be easy. I expect a war the whole time.
I have been training with a lot more guys who specialise in jiu-jitsu to get ready for Nogueira, but other than that my training regime has been the same as usual - between two and three sessions a day.
This could be the best fight of my career. When I look back on my fights in the UFC, I don't really have a favourite yet, but definitely the one that stands out most is my battle with Cheick Kongo at UFC 99.
I went through some adversity in that fight, but I wouldn't just fall over and crumble.
I got hit and I came back on top and won the fight pretty easily.
I surprised myself a little bit, I was willing to take his punches and then give back what I had. I think a lot of guys would have fallen.
To take that kind of hit and then capitalise, it was great, but while I was really pleased with my toughness, I was not happy with the technical side of things, getting caught like that.
UFC rising contender Cain Velasquez talks about his preparation and mindset as he prepares for MMA legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in the main event of UFC 110 from Sydney, Australia. The winner of this match up could potentially be next in line for a title shot. What do you think his chances are against Nogueira?