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Submission ace, Javier "Showtime" Vazquez, tells MMA Weekly that touted prospect, Chad Mendes,...

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Submission ace, Javier "Showtime" Vazquez, tells MMA Weekly that touted prospect, Chad Mendes, won't be able to blanket him this Thursday at WEC 52: "There’s no pressure (on me), I’m not the ‘unbeatable prospect’," said Vazquez. "All the pressure is on Chad Mendes, not on me. I’m going to go out there and do my thing; he’s the one who’s supposed to be the next big thing." "My last two fights I worked with Erik Paulson and tried to improve my stand-up, trying to get a different look at the game, and improve my overall skills, but this fight I went back to my wrestling and submission game. I couldn’t have had a better camp to figure out how to beat a wrestler." "This entire camp I’ve worked with Antonio McKee, and nobody can do a better job of slowing a fight down and controlling from the top like Antonio does," he stated. (Chad) is not going to bring anything different or better than what Antonio brought. Antonio was having a real hard time holding me down, so I don’t think (Chad) will be able to do it, to be honest." "The more he tries the hold me down, the more he’ll get beat up; and the more he tries to scramble, the more likely he’s going to get caught." WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki coverage Photo: ESPN

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