Guilherme Cruz: How do you feel knowing that your next fight will be for the UFC belt?
Junior Dos Santos: Now I have to focus and come back to the trainings and start to think about my preparation to win this belt, since it’ll be five rounds with one of the bests in the world, (Cain) Velasquez or (Brock) Lesnar. I have to train hard and keep my focus so I can bring this belt to Brazil. I believe i have plenty conditions and I can surprise.
GC: Who do you think will be the winner of this fight?
JDS: It’s complicated, because they’re two very different guys. Cain’s technique is good and prevails, just like his conditioning. As for Brock, he’s a very aggressive guy, heavy... I believe it’ll be a great fight and I can face any of them. I don’t have a favorite one for this bout, but I believe that Cain may surprise.
GC: What did you think of UFC 117?
JDS: The event itself was excellent, but unfortunately there were Brazilian defeats. The Americans are good on what they do, they have a good Wrestling technique and they take you down and stay there forever, getting theirs points and winning their fights. It’s a boring fight, but it’s an efficient game they have. Let’s look forward now... Unfortunately Rafael dos Anjos got hurt on the first round, but we have to move on.
GC: What did you think of Anderson’s spectacular win?
JDS: Man, what an amazing fight! He had a hard time and didn’t give up, and that’s the principle of any fighter, to try the win until the end. That’s what the professor (Luiz Carlos) Dórea says: “for you to become a fighter, you know you’ll be hit”, and Anderson showed he handles it quite well... He has been hit for four rounds and on a beautiful way made all of the Brazilians proud, mainly we that are from his team. I’d like to congratulate him for his win, because he showed he’s a phenomenon and no one can beat him. He’s the number one pound for pound along with José Aldo... It was a incredible fight Anderson did.
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