UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez has stopped ten of the twelve opponents he’s beaten with strikes. However, in the opinion of top contender Junior dos Santos (16-2), Velasquez’s power is nothing to fear. And, after a five-round drumming in their December match-up that never saw JDS go down for the count, he certainly has the experience to back up his claims.
Dos Santos recently spoke with Brazilian radio show Panico where he made a bold comparison when discussing Velasquez’s ability to finish foes with a single shot.
“He hits like a girl,” said Dos Santos. “He hit me a lot during the five rounds, but did not open any cuts, although I was very swollen and had to go to the hospital.”
While “Cigano” may not be concerned about Velasquez’s power, he clearly understands the danger involved when it comes to the title-holder’s stand-up. As alluded to, Dos Santos was badly beaten in their bout even if his lights were never turned out.
No date has been set for their next meeting though it is believed to be taking place in October at UFC 166.