Florian: JDS trading with Hunt 'too dangerous'


Mark Hunt is one of the heavyweight division's most powerful punchers and although Junior Dos Santos is a revered striker in his own right, the best game plan might be to take Hunt to the mat to avoid his powerful striking game:

According to "UFC Tonight" analyst Kenny Florian, who suggests that dos Santos' coaches should advise him to take the fight to the ground and avoid trading punches with "Super Samoan."

"Ken-Flo" feels that's a "dangerous" game to play for the former 265-pound champ.

His words:

"Mark Hunt can knock anybody out. His leaping left hook is as deadly of a technique as we've seen in the UFC. We may very well see Junior Dos Santos revert to an offensive ground game. If I'm Junior Dos Santos' coach, I'd say take Mark Hunt down, and don't trade with him, that's going to be too dangerous."

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Darth Ryase site profile image  

5/26/13 1:11 PM by Darth Ryase

You would have changed a winning formula? Really?

MMALOGIC site profile image  

5/26/13 1:02 PM by MMALOGIC

Florian used to train at tritsar where they teach you how to point fight...That's where his philosophy comes from. If he had his way, JDS would be holding and pressing hunt up the cage the whole night.

ranier wolfcastle site profile image  

5/26/13 12:56 PM by ranier wolfcastle

jds had 0 problems with hunt grappling but he had some near missed that might have been kos standing imo florian was correct, too risky. if i was jds i woulda just grappled in the end it was an awesome fight and finish so i cant complain

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5/26/13 12:54 PM by UGCTT_CreepysStacheWax


Malvert the Janitor site profile image  

5/26/13 12:47 PM by Malvert the Janitor

Back to stick it their eyes, huh? Good for you. It was a great fight!

AndrewBax site profile image  

5/26/13 12:40 PM by AndrewBax

JDS wins via knockout in the 3rd round. So I did not embarrass myself, u stupid woman.

MieshaTatesSideBoob site profile image  

5/24/13 9:08 PM by MieshaTatesSideBoob

JDS is awlays going on about his striking. Others as well say he has the best boxing in the UFC. Keeping it standing with Hunt would be a good challenge for him. I would think he would want to test himself. If he could drop hunt with punches that would be impressive. IMO his hands are better than Hunts and he could outstrike him like he did against Nelson. Both Nelson and Hunt have KO power with their hands but I would be more scared of Hunt.

Deuce77 site profile image  

5/24/13 8:58 PM by Deuce77

I agree. JDS should try using his jj.

hellride site profile image  

5/24/13 8:44 PM by hellride

Junior could be in real trouble in this fight, Hunt's counter punching is excellent

wink91wink site profile image  

5/24/13 8:38 PM by wink91wink

What do Struve, Kongo, and JDS not have in common? JDS has never been knocked out, and JDS has wayyyyy better striking.