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Junior dos Santos: “Other times my hands hurt during the fight. This time I got my face hurt.”

Junior dos SantosIt would be easy, even understandable, for fallen UFC heavyweight Junior dos Santos to tuck his tail between his legs and slink off into hiding after suffering a one-sided beatdown at the hands of newly crowned champion Cain Velasquez this past weekend. Instead, “Cigano” has been very upfront about his stumble at UFC 155, recently releasing a new video addressing the defeat.

Ever the positive person, Dos Santos even made light of the loss by joking about his physical state a few days removed from the decision defeat.

“Other times my hands hurt during the fight. This time I got my face hurt. My hands are feeling 100% but my face has gotten a little swollen,” cracked Dos Santos in the Twitter-based clip.

Dos Santos also offered his respect to Velasquez for his impressive performance and vowed to learn from the match-up’s outcome.

“Cain Velasquez did an excellent job so congratulations to him,” said Dos Santos. “Now I’m gonna go back home, fix everything and put everything in the right place, and I’m gonna come back stronger than ever.”

The loss was Dos Santos’ first inside the Octagon. Prior to the defeat he’d put together a nine-right run inside the UFC’s infamous eight-sided cage.


  • Angry Mike says:

    I really like this kid. He was a class act on TUF, and he behaved like a gentleman even though he had to be bitterly disappointed by his loss to Velasquez. Maybe it’s not possible to train up to Velasquez’s cardio capacity, but if so, Junior has a respectable chance in a rematch. Velasquez’s blitzing style left openings, but I think Junior was too worn down/damaged after the first round to capitalize.

  • THEGUNNER says:

    Id put money on reem over this guy. I dont think jds would survive k 1.

  • Mad_Hatter_XX says:

    I don’t know if he will regain the belt but, I would not want to be his opponent for his next fight. He will need one impressive win for shot at HW belt and I have a feeling he is going to put a beating on whomever happens to stand across the cage.

  • raker says:

    I agree, Mike. It really makes it that much harder for me to understand why teh fans were booing him after the fight. Sure he lost but he has always delivered exciting fights and has been a class act throughout. I absolutely love JDS and Cain, and almost wish that they could share the title. Hard to see either one lose.


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