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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.