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Junior dos Santos questions Cain Velasquez’s power

Junior dos Santos questions Cain Velasquez’s power

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.

5 COMMENTS
  • Richard Stabone says:

    Yeah, and lots of pitchers threw harder than Greg Maddux, lots of wide receivers run faster than Jerry Rice, lots of basketball players jumped higher than Larry Bird.

    The comments that pop up from time to time about Cain’s supposed lack of power are just silly. It’s largely a matter of technique. Cain doesn’t load up and try to finish guys with a single punch, and yet he’s been able to overwhelm guys like JDS, Big Foot, Brock, Nog & Rothwell with his striking. He’s a well-rounded fighter who uses kicks/punches/elbows in conjunction with his strong takedowns and ground-and-pound. His overall dynamic attack is far superior to guys who might happen to hit harder.

    Cain kicked JDS’ ass for 25 minutes, took his belt, and put him in the hospital. I have to think these comments from JDS were mostly in jest as part of a radio bit, rather than some sort of critical assessment on his part.

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  • redwire says:

    – Yeah, and lots of pitchers threw harder than Greg Maddux, lots of wide receivers run faster than Jerry Rice, lots of basketball players jumped higher than Larry Bird —

    FYI, I will be stealing this sentence and line of thinking for future sports related discussions. I just thought you should know :)

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    Wow Richard, when was the last time any of our comments got enough thumbs up or down to make it change colors?

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  • SBERG says:

    Well Santos is going to get another shot so we’ll see if he can rebound or we’ll see his face look like a bowl of tomato soup again…and I agree with Richard about whether the interview was in jest…

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  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    JDS is going to get his belt back-I base this on the fact that Cain could never take the ass kicking that Junior took and seemed to get stronger and make a mild comeback in rounds four and five

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