The self-described "cage-crying MMA trainer" spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour Monday and talked about the significance of Velasquez's win for AKA.
"I've been emotional before, it wasn't the first time, but this was definitely the biggest win that AKA has ever had," Camarillo said. "It was our first homegrown champion, but not just a champion, heavyweight champion, which I think more eyes are on than any other division, especially facing Brock Lesnar and everything just came together."
It was quite a stark difference from Velasquez's emotional level on display.
"Being the champion, he barely smiled," Camarillo noted, when discussing how Velasquez has approached his own hype. "He smiled maybe a tad more than when he beat [Antonio Rodrigo] Nogueira."
Insiders have touted Velasquez ever since he entered the UFC two years ago and Velasquez's performance Saturday proved the Mexican American was worthwhile hype. Camarillo, the founder of Guerilla Jiu-Jitsu, his own MMA system, has been developing Velasquez with the rest of AKA for three-and-a-half years.
"It was the perfect fight for us to showcase Cain Velasquez," Camarillo said. "This is the beginning for Cain, the beginning for his reign as the titleholder and we got a lot of hard work ahead of us, but at least that night people finally got to see how Cain Velasquez is evolving."
Next up for Velasquez is a title defense against Junior Dos Santos with a date to be determined. Until then, Camarillo will look to collect a second UFC belt for the AKA trophy case when he helps prepare Josh Koscheck for a welterweight title shot against Georges St-Pierre in December.
Watch the entire Camarillo interview below, starting at the 28:35 mark.
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