JDS: Overeem is the ultimate test for my striking, BJJ is Plan BPosted on March 22, 2012, 08:49 AM by Anton Gurevich
“I think it’s the ultimate test for my striking,” said dos Santos, who has publicly contemplated an Olympic boxing bid for 2016. “It’s still the biggest challenge. He was a K-1 champion, which is the greatest striking event in the world. He’s a very strong guy, good, but I trust in myself a lot and I try for the knockout in all of my fights. Regardless of him being a striker or not, I’m going for the knockout.
Jiu-jitsu can be Plan B. I’m an MMA fighter, training in everything,” dos Santos said. “I’m well prepared to fight, whether standing or on the ground, and if I find it necessary to take it to the ground, it will happen.” - sherdog.com via (the UG)
Riegning UFC Heavyweight champion Junior "Cigano" dos Santos spoke about his possible gameplan for the fight with "The Demolition Man" Alistair Overeem. JDS declared he would try to KO the Dutchman, claiming that the 2010 K-1 WGP winner is the ultimate test for his striking. Dos Santos finished via KO/TKO 5 out of 8 opponents he faced inside the Octagon, including the former champ Cain Velasquez.
JDS vs. Overeem will headline UFC 146, which will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 26th. The event is co-headlined by the Heavyweight scrap between Frank Mir and Cain Velasquez.