Junior Dos Santos is known as one of the nicer guys in mixed martial arts. Although the reputation might stick for a while, he has been trying to show he can step out from that label. Maybe he can have a bit of a mean side, too.
Ahead of Saturday’s rubber match with Cain Velasquez, the Brazilian has tried his hand at trash-talking. But it could be the role just doesn’t suit him.
Consider this: “Cain Velasquez right now is the guy I want to beat,” dos Santos said. “He’s a great athlete. He’s a nice guy. He’s a good champion. I’d like to see him as a champion. But not in my division. In my division, I will be the champion.”
And that’s about as mean as dos Santos gets.
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