JDS: I know God wants it, and I’ll get this win

by Guilherme Cruz | source: tatame.com
 

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Guilherme Cruz: Your opponent has been replaced again (with Shane Carwin). How do you deal with this in your mind?

Junior Dos Santos: I’m much focused. I’ve been training hard for two months now, there’s almost a month left before the bout, and I’m doing just fine. I’m on a great patch in my life, thanks’ God, I’m feeling fine and I want to fight. I don’t fight for a long time. Last time I fought it was August of 2010, and I’m fine. I’m just not fighting because of the problems my opponents are facing. Of course it brings us some problems, but I believe that God makes things happens on their own time, and now I’ll be ready to go for this one and, God help me, I’ll win.

GC:You’ve said before that you fight anyone they tell you to, but they keep changing your opponent… Before you’d fight for the belt, then came Lesnar and now Carwin…

JDS: Honestly, I’m happy that they didn’t change the date that I’ll fight in, that they didn’t postpone it. The bout will still happen on the 11th. They’ve changed my opponent, but I’m still fighting. I’m a fighter, I need to fight, I live for fighting, I need it to be in shape. It’s not nice. I was preparing myself to fight Velasquez, and he got injured. Now Brock Lesnar is sick too, so… I’m not upset, I’m believing in myself a lot, and I’m sure I’ll put on a great show up there.

GC: That pose (Brock Lesnar) displays? Is it just about looks or is he like that on daily basis?

JDS: He’s a very professional guy, take things seriously, but he was kind to me. The few times we met, it was nice. We talked about the fighters, the bouts, and all that stuff… And it was pretty nice, so I wish he gets better soon.

GC: Shane Carwin went through a hard time while facing Napao, beat the hell out of Lesnar, but he ran out of gas… What do you think of him as an opponent? What danger can he bring you?

JDS: He’s very dangerous and, as Lesnar, he’s almost 120kg, they’re the heaviest guys, so they are pretty strong, it may be a problem. But I believe in myself. I train a lot… He’s much dangerous, has super heavy hands, good Boxing skills, but I’ll bet on my speed and my Boxing. I go for the knockout every time I fight, and it won’t be any different this time. I’ll go for the knockout again. I was training to fight Brock Lesnar, much takedown defense and offensive takedowns too, and my Jiu-Jitsu. So, I’m feeling fine. I may surprise you all on this bout, maybe with a submission, or something like that. I’m feeling fine, and that’s what matters most.

GC: The trainings and the game plan won’t be changed?

JDS: The trainings will be the same I was already doing, but surely the game plan changes a bit. Against Brock Lesnar I could let myself go more while striking, I could use it in my favor more than I can do with Shane Carwin, because I’ll have to be careful on that matter. I know God wants it, and I’ll get this win.

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sevr1 site profile image  

5/17/11 6:09 PM by sevr1

"Never believed in god and wasn't raised to either but some of these comments are blowing my mind. This guy is just feeling good and confident and if you believe in god, chances are you want to feel like he's in your corner. Not my cup of tea but I don't think he is saying anything out of line." -Holmes0Dear the UG, This is how you respectfully disagree.(for some reason the quote function wasn't working)

hermanitor site profile image  

5/17/11 5:46 PM by hermanitor

fuck. This means JDS will probably lose... :(

American_Ninja site profile image  

5/17/11 3:49 PM by American_Ninja

This, right.

Jack Skellington site profile image  

5/17/11 3:36 PM by Jack Skellington

 Hope God tells him to duck, cause if Carwin catches him clean, he's going out!

hotrod2424 site profile image  

5/17/11 3:28 PM by hotrod2424

Maybe when god's watching the fight is when priests get away with diddling the kids.

chaplinshouse site profile image  

5/17/11 3:19 PM by chaplinshouse

well sheesh.... it's bad enough to prepare for JDS, now you have to fight JDS.... and GOD?Is it against regulations for Roy to now recruit Satan to even things up?

KevinMcAllister site profile image  

5/17/11 1:53 PM by KevinMcAllister

@judownedi think u need a history lesson quite badly my fren. it hasnt been "only recently" that faith has been mocked. read a book (besides the bible).

Perfer Et Obdura site profile image  

5/17/11 1:34 PM by Perfer Et Obdura

I don't know about the three of them, but I'm having Papa Smurf, Spider-Man, Jean-Luc Picard and Cobra Commander over to watch the fight and I know each of them are huge JDS fans.

GingerWhinger site profile image  

5/17/11 1:10 PM by GingerWhinger

Top professional athletes must have an unwavering belief in themselves and their abilities. It's not too much of a stretch to see how that transfers into unquestioned belief and religiosity. People with this type of self possession often succeed in business if that's how they were groomed and you see the elements of the psychopathic/sociopathic/religious zealot (or all 3) personality traits in abundance.Or JDS could just come from an extemely Catholic country and mean it as an idiom.

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5/17/11 1:07 PM by Holmes0

Never believed in god and wasn't raised to either but some of these comments are blowing my mind. This guy is just feeling good and confident and if you believe in god, chances are you want to feel like he's in your corner. Not my cup of tea but I don't think he is saying anything out of line.