Days before UFC on FOX, I repeatedly stated that I couldn’t envision a way in which Cain Velasquez could defeat Junior dos Santos. Many of you said something along the lines of ‘I hate you Zeus, you’re a mean person — and yeah, Cain is going to win’ (you know who you are) but failed to tell me how Cain would grab the victory. I consider people that comment on MiddleEasy experts in the realm of MMA arm-chair analysis, so I was somewhat disappointed when people wouldn’t give me a thorough explanation. However, we all saw the results of the meathooks that Junior dos Santos calls ‘fists.’ I’m sure you stood up on your sofa in sheer excitement, but let’s just hope you took your shoes off before.
In a recent interview with ESPN, Junior dos Santos stated that although he does appreciate Wladimir Klitschko, he does have the ability to knock him out.
I could beat that guy, man. Maybe not easy, but I could knock him out.
I watch a lot of fights with Wladimir, and I see a lot of holes.
Wladimir, the Klitschkos, they’re amazing. I like to watch them fight, especially Wladimir, but it’s kind of boring. They are really good at what they do, but they are very careful. They don’t go to the fight to finish the fight. They stay there in that safe strategy all the time. It’s not the Mike Tyson time. Guys don’t finish fights.
Of course this parallel’s Alistair Overeem’s belief that he could also defeat the Klitschko’s in boxing. James Toney, on the other hand, has been saying for years that he would beat both the Klitschko brothers — unfortunately no one bothered listened. Bummer.