Outclassed in Wrestling, Junior dos Santos Focuses on Standup and Jiu Jitsu (Video Interview)

Written by Tom Ngo
September 21st, 2011

UFC Heavyweight Junior dos Santos

Junior dos Santos (Pictured) will not only enter the biggest fight of his career when he challenges heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez for his crown at UFC on FOX, but he will also be doing it on the largest stage the Octagon has ever offered. Although the Brazilian didn’t grow up in the States, he believes he understands the significance of headlining the company’s primetime debut.

We caught up with dos Santos following Tuesday’s press conference in Los Angeles. The humble 27-year-old touched on a number of topics, including having to break camp to hop on a 15 hour-long flight to Southern Cali in order to do PR (Are you listening, Nick Diaz?), his confession that he can’t hold a candle to Velasquez’s wrestling game, as well as not getting engulfed by the pressures of fighting on FOX.

JDS also discusses the reason why he’s made a conscious effort to learn the English language. Just a few years ago, he knew very little and relied on a translator for just about everything.

UFC on FOX takes place November 12th inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

Please click the media player below to watch our interview with dos Santos:

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