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    Default JDS: Cain didn't prove he was the better fighter

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    in an exclusive interview with Tatame, dos Santos says that Cain did not prove he is tghe better fighter.

    Carlos Antunes: What went wrong in the fight?

    Junior Dos Santos: It was a fight that, for sure, was heavily studied beforehand by both sides, my team as much as his. But I believe that in the end, his team brought a more effective strategy in order to fight just to win. My strategy was to impose my game and, as always, get the knockout. Perhaps it was a more emotional strategy than a rational one.

    CA: You knocked Velasquez out in 2011. Why weren't you able to repeat that result this time?

    JDS: What was missing for me was the distance to finish my combinations. His goal was accomplished, as every time he felt one of my punches, he clinched and leaned into me, allowing himself enough time to recover.

    CA: Do you regret going for the choke that directly led to your being finished in the fight?

    JDS: No. I was confident that I was able to win and was trying to in every way that I could, even including this choke attempt that ended up turning against me, as in the process of Velasquez defending the choke, I hit my head on the mat, which caused the technical knockout.

    CA: After the fight, you took photos with Cain. Did you guys get the chance to talk?

    JDS: I had just finished a huge fight against the athlete I consider my biggest rival in my weight class. Putting the result aside for a second, I have grown a lot and learned a lot from this rivalry. And what continues is the feeling of respect.

    CA: Do you consider Cain the greatest UFC heavyweight of all time?

    JDS: I think that today we are fighting at a different level than what had ever previosuly been fought. It's difficult to compare, but he's one of the best for sure.

    CA: You received an indefinite medical suspension. When do you think you're going to be back inside the Octagon?

    JDS: I'm not sure yet. My team and I are waiting for some analyses that will be taken. My facial bruises and swelling have already healed.

    CA: Do you believe this loss will make you stronger in the future?

    JDS: I believe so, yes. The more I fight, the more I learn and the stronger I get, thus making me a better fighter each and every time. The biggest lesson I learned from this fight is that besides counting on ability, training, and heart, it is necessary to formulate an effective strategy and follow it, which is not as simple as it seems. Negative results should not bring us down but rather become agents which make us better each and every time.

    CA: Do you intend to change anything in your training?

    JDS: We always haveto look for ways to improve ourselves, and life requires constant change. I'm not satisfied with the way things went in this fight, such an important fight for my career. So, definitely, there will be some changes made.

    CA: Where do you see yourself in the heavyweight division right now?

    JDS: I still consider myself one of the main challengers to the title. He showed that he had an effective strategy to win the fight, looking to play it safe while not taking many chances to show he was the better fighter, blocking my punches in a way that is typical of wrestlers. He applied pressure, grabbing hold of me and avoiding the fight, making the fight boring, making the audience boo a lot. An effective strategy to win, but he didn't prove he was the better fighter.

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    I guess he's still a little punch drunk.

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    Further proof this fight should have been stopped early. Guy took one too many shots to the dome.
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    If this translation is correct, one has to think that he's trying to save some shred of face here so they could potentially sell a fourth fight in a year or two, since I still think JDS will walk through every other HW not named Cain and there's a high likelihood that JDS will eventually get himself another shot.

    Cain utterly dominated JDS twice now, but comments like this could keep the light on for business down the line….

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    Face saving time... it's understandable, he wants to leave the door open for his 4th fight... I don't remember who said it, but, these guys will fight each other at least 5 times... they are the best at their weight division and in the same age group.

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    If he wants to "save face," he should never fight Cain again considering what his face has looked like following both fights. (just saying)
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    I think the translation was supposed to be "so he beat the shit out of me to the point i was unrecognisable and thought the best way out was to spike myself into the mat. But since nobody else is gonna be able to beat me i need to start selling JDS V Cain IV that will go down when i sufficiently flatten everyone else".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre View Post
    If this translation is correct, one has to think that he's trying to save some shred of face here so they could potentially sell a fourth fight in a year or two, since I still think JDS will walk through every other HW not named Cain and there's a high likelihood that JDS will eventually get himself another shot.

    Cain utterly dominated JDS twice now, but comments like this could keep the light on for business down the lineÖ.
    There will never be a fourth fight without Cain losing the belt. As long as Cain is champion we will never see JDS v. Cain 4. We just witnessed for 10 straight rounds what happens when a healthy Cain fights JDS. He gives JDS a savage beating, so bad his cornermen are being ripped apart for not stopping the fight. That fight will never happen without Cain dropping the belt.

    Also 2 years from now who knows what up and comer will be climbing the rankings (Mocco anyone?). JDS will probably end up like Shogun after the Jones and Hendo fights and just be a shell of his former self by that time. I do not see JDS staying the number 2 HW for a long peroid of time. Beatings like that shorten careers (see Shogun)
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    I'm not a fan of the fence fighting, but JDS' game plan was horrible. Maybe if he circled once or twice, his ass wouldn't have been planted on the cage the whole fight.



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