By defeating Roy Nelson via unanimous decision at UFC 117 in August, Brazilian knockout artist Junior Dos Santos earned the right to challenge the winner of the Lesnar-Velasquez showdown.
“Yeah, it’s a big challenge for me, but I’m very happy to be fighting for the title now, to be the contender,” dos Santos told ESPN’s MMA Live. “I’m training wrestling a lot. He’s a very good wrestler, and I’m training wrestling and jiu-jitsu. And my boxing, because I think my best defense is my hands.”
“I’m training a lot here in San Diego, in the United States, because here, I think, is the best wrestlers in the world. I have Mark Munoz to help me a lot, Phil Davis. I’m training at Nogueira’s [Black House] gym in San Diego, and [the] Alliance [Training Center], too. They bring a lot of wrestlers to help me, big wrestlers.”
" hope it’s soon, [as early as] possible. Because I’m very excited to fight for the title. I said before [the Lesnar-Velasquez fight], it doesn’t matter who I’m gonna fight. I just wanna fight for the title, and now it’s gonna be Cain, and I’m happy for this.”
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