Junior dos Santos: Cain Velasquez exposed Brock Lesnar's "weak chin"Posted on April 19, 2011, 12:51 AM by Joey Santosus
"I think I'm faster than (Brock Lesnar), and I've got more experience inside the cage than him. He's a very good wrestler, a very strong guy, but I think that's not enough to be a complete UFC fighter (...) His fight against Cain Velasquez shows good things for me, because I think he's got a weak chin. If he tries to put me down – for sure, he will try – but I will get up and keep the fight (standing). That's my way to win the fight. I'm looking for the knockout all the time. - For more from Junior dos Santos' appearance on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, visit MMAFighting.com
Undefeated in his six-fight UFC career, Dos Santos was initially granted a title shot following his unanimous decision victory over Roy Nelson in August. However, after learning that the division Champion, Cain Velasquez, would be sidelined for much of the year with a torn rotator cuff, the Brazilian opted to risk his position as top contender by taking a coaching spot opposite Lesnar on The Ultimate Fighter 13. In traditional TUF fashion, the two will square off following the show's conclusion, and should "JDS" emerge victorious, he will retain the right to challenge Velasquez upon his return.
UFC 131 is set to take place June 11th from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Lesnar vs. Dos Santos will headline the stacked card, while top Heavyweight contender Shane Carwin welcomes newcomer Jon Olav Einemo to the octagon in the co-main event.
Photo: Junior dos Santos during UFC 108 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 2, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Francis Specker