We are just days away from seeing UFC 160 and four of the best Heavyweights on earth going toe-to-toe. The main event is going to pit champion Cain Velasquez against Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva in a match which will either bring revenge for Silva, or verification for Velasquez. Junior dos Santos will also look to get back to wining ways as he faces Mark Hunt.
‘Cigano’ was last seen in action taking one of the worst beatings I’ve ever seen in MMA courtesy of Cain Velasquez. The Mexican Machine snatched his title back in convincing fashion, leaving Dos Santos swollen and battered. JDS was recently quizzed about his thoughts on his MMA career, and whether he felt like the benefits out-weighed the possible long term health risks. Check out the interview courtesy of Yahoo! Sports:
“You know, I think it’s worth it,” he said. “This is my life. This is everything I have. People don’t know how hard we [work] and what we sacrifice to [be successful]. MMA athletes train so much, you know. I would continue to [do what I’m doing]. I want it so badly. I want to give everything I have to this. This is everything to me.”
Dos Santos’ commitment to the sport is undeniable, his decision to return to fighting after such a beating speaks volumes about this guy’s grit. ‘Cigano’ was then prompted about his feelings towards the champ Velasquez:
“People will be talking about our fights for a long, long time, I believe,” he said. “That guy hasn’t seen the last of me.”