Dana White and Brock Lesnar analyze UFC on FOX: Velasquez vs dos SantosPosted on November 14, 2011, 04:48 AM by Anton Gurevich
UFC President Dana White and the former Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar provided their analysis of Junior dos Santos' 64-second triumph over Cain Velasquez, as part of UFC on FOX post-fight panel.
Surprisingly (or not), Dana White was the first man to critique Cain Velasquez, stating that A.K.A. product had a terrible gameplan, and made a fatal mistake of standing for too long with someone like Junior dos Santos. White also added that dos Santos "is well-known for getting tired", suggesting that Velasquez should've tried to drag the fight into Championship Rounds.
Apparently, White got carried away in the heat of the moment, since there was not even one positive word said about either of UFC on FOX main eventers:
"Listen, I'm no strategist and I'm nobody's coach but I don't understand why they didn't go for the shot early. They should have shot in on Junior Dos Santos knowing that he has the power early in the fight and tries to knock you out. But the truth is that Junior Dos Santos gets tired at the end of fights, you know? Here he is standing right in front of him trying to trade and bang with Junior Dos Santos and gets hit with that big right hand right behind the ear and down he goes. Down goes his heavyweight championship. I'll say it again, not saying that I'm some strategy coach but I don't know why they wouldn't take the shot on him and wrestle early.
It's one thing to feel a fight out but when you're standing right in front of a guy that you know his biggest weapons are his hands and he can knock you out and this thing is a five round fight. Get in there and start working him. Stay busy and put him against the fence. Rough him up and tire him out a little bit and bring it into the later rounds where Junior Dos Santos is well known for getting tired." - quote via BloodyElbow.com.
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar was a little bit more constructive, giving JDS the credit for being an effective "KO artist". Lesnar declared that he will analyze the Brazilian's performance, after getting the business done with Alistair Overeem on December 30th.
Further Reading: Full UFC on FOX Results