Eduardo Ferreira: Were you surprised by Cain Velasquez?
Junior Dos Santos: No. I guess I was expecting him to kick me a lot and try to take me down, so I was prepared. I tried to scare him off, keep him in a safe distance so I could use my Boxing skills, and, thanks’ God, everything worked out.
EF: How do you feel being the new heavyweight champion of UFC?
JDS: I can’t really explain the way I feel. I’m really happy. It’s an incredible feeling. It’s a relief mixed with euphoria. It envolved many things. Thanks’ God I have great people besides me and it’s something we all deserved: me, my family, and all Brazilians who cheered for me.
EF: You were supposed to have this fight a year ago, but only good things came to you. You were at TUF, participated on the first live broadcast by the biggest TV in Brazil and, after only five years fighting, is the holder of this big belt. How does it feel?
JDS: I’m blessed by God, I truely am blessed by god and Hail Mary, she was there with me at all times, protecting me. I can say God is wonderful. For this fight, everything that happened to me before this fight, I was scared of what my reaction would be when I was up there and thanks’ God everything worked out just fine, and it was incredible. When I punched him, I saw him going down and I could tell it was easy for me to knock him out and, even before the referee stopped the contest, I could feel that thrill.
EF: Now there’s gonna be another UFC Brazil. Can you make it to January?
JDS: I guess I can’t, but I really want to fight in Brazil. There’ll be many events in Brazil, like Dana said himself. So I want my first title defense to be in Brazil.
EF: Will you have to go under a surgery for this knee injury? How will it be?
JDS: Let’s see. We’ll talk to the doctor and find it out. I thought I could feel some pain or something like that, but I didn’t. I was scared of that, but it never happened.