Junior dos Santos says he'll use his superior boxing skills to knockout Shane CarwinPosted on June 5, 2011, 05:03 PM by Joey Santosus
Top Heavyweight contender Junior dos Santos, who will go head to head with Shane Carwin in the main event at UFC 131, discusses his opponent, as well as his gameplan for the bout. Dos Santos acknowledges the threat Carwin presents in his hands, but says he will use his speed and superior boxing skills to score the knockout.
Dos Santos has been inactive since his dominant unanimous decision win over Roy Nelson in August. Though the victory had earned him a shot at the Heavyweight title, division champ, Cain Velasquez, revealed that a shoulder injury would keep him sidelined for much of the year. Instead of remaining idle, Dos Santos opted to take a coaching spot opposite Brock Lesnar on The Ultimate Fighter 13, who he would face for number one contender status. When Lesnar then announced that he had once again been stricken with diverticulitis, Carwin stepped in, opening the door for two of the division's most dangerous strikers to square off at UFC 131. Photo: Francis Specker
"I have to be careful with his hands because he has heavy hands. (But), I'm faster than him and I think I've got better stand-up skills than him. I will try to use my speed to beat him. I will try to keep this fight standing because I believe so much in my boxing skills and I think I can knock anybody out. So, I will try to do that."