Junior Dos Santos: 'My best defense is my hands'

by Chris Nelson | source: sherdog.com

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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Coolface_Awesomeson site profile image  

10/26/10 2:05 PM by Coolface_Awesomeson

1st response: Poop. What you have said is poop.2nd response: Dana? That you?3rd response: Fedor.

leftlcoastinit site profile image  

10/26/10 11:23 AM by leftlcoastinit

Then again this isnt boxing and Cain will dictate where this fight will take place. So we might not even see JDS's hands come into play

leftlcoastinit site profile image  

10/26/10 11:19 AM by leftlcoastinit

JDS is correct. Nacho Berenstien used this strategy with Juanma Marquez against Manny Pacquiao. Manny resembles Cain in the sense that thier both a storm of a pressure fighter. I just dont think JDS is as technical as Marquez. But he does have what Marquez was lackin in the power dept. We all know how Marquez Manny fights turned out. Cant wait for this fight. War Cain.

Billyz site profile image  

10/26/10 10:57 AM by Billyz

Cain's chin is solid Kongo hits hard he got dropped and came back

joshLISTED site profile image  

10/26/10 10:43 AM by joshLISTED

Cain doesn't have a great chin, shown in the Kongo fight.

Zedlepln site profile image  

10/26/10 10:41 AM by Zedlepln

Actually, his best defense is his footwork, which will also set up his hands.

ceiling_cat site profile image  

10/26/10 10:34 AM by ceiling_cat

I don't think Roy Nelson has any better of a chin than Cain and JDS couldn't knock him out. I think he'll take something off his shots to avoid the td again, and he won't be able to finish Cain. I think you'll see the same gameplan from Cain you saw from Roy Nelson, except Cain has the striking, wrestling, and cardio to be much more effective at it and get a tko in the 2nd or 3rd.

ElChupacabra1982 site profile image  

10/26/10 10:15 AM by ElChupacabra1982

JDS by HUGE KO punch in the 1st round.I think its going to happen. They are going to be feeling each other out then KABOOM! The fight is over.JDS is Arlovski 2.0 IMO. Arlovski was the prototype, JDS is the real deal.

awilson82 site profile image  

10/26/10 10:07 AM by awilson82

 The winner of JDS vs Cain is easily the best HW in the world right now. Cant wait for this fight. JDS TKO early in the 2nd.

NJstileNJ site profile image  

10/26/10 9:44 AM by NJstileNJ

JDS would have beat Brock...Not so sure about Caain though, it's possible