Junior dos Santos Forced to Change Up Camp for Frank Mir

Written by Tom Ngo
April 23rd, 2012

UFC Heavyweight Junior dos Santos

Now that Junior dos Santos (Pictured) has been assigned a new nemesis, the UFC heavyweight champion must make some tweaks to his training camp with less than five weeks remaining until the curtain is drawn on his first title defense.

Although dos Santos will now be facing Frank Mir instead of Alistair Overeem at UFC 146, the slugger won’t deviate too far from the master plan he had already installed for “The Demolition Man.”

“I think it’s a good thing for me because if you have [to have] someone to replace Overeem, this guy is Frank Mir,” dos Santos stated. “But I have to change a lot my camp now because Frank Mir is southpaw and he’s a jiu jitsu black belt, so I have to change a little bit my camp.

“But that’s it. I’m a fighter and I will be looking for a knockout. It doesn’t matter who my opponent is.”

And there you have it. Sometimes scrapping is simply more about exchanging blows than conjuring up complicated X’s and O’s.

At the same time, there’s no incentive for dos Santos to fix a strategy that isn’t broken. It took the Brazilian all of 64 seconds to put Cain Veasquez to sleep in order to capture the crown in his last outing.

UFC 146 takes place May 26th inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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