When it comes to top-tier heavyweight action, not many expect for the fights to go the distance. If you were to ask UFC champion Junior dos Santos (Pictured), the shorter Brock Lesnar can make his top contender scrap against Alistair Overeem, the better chance Lesnar has at advancing to a title bout.
“I think Brock and Alistair Overeem’s fight is going to be a really good fight because they are [both] huge and they are very strong guys,” dos Santos told ESPN Brazil. “With the beginning of the fight, Brock has more chances to win – with the beginning of the fight.
“For sure it’s going to be a good fight and I will be ready to fight [the winner]. I think maybe it will be a hard fight for both of them.”
Lesnar and Overeem will determine who gets first dibs at dos Santos’ freshly-minted hardware at UFC 141. After quickly beating Cain Velasquez earlier this month to capture the crown, dos Santos begrudgingly predicted Lesnar would mark his first title defense. However, the Brazilian reiterated that he has no preference on who he faces next.
“I want to fight with the best,” he flatly stated. “But I don’t care who is gonna win and be my next opponent. I don’t care about that.”
While he couldn’t care less about his impending foe, 2Santos makes no secret about the strategy he intends to employ when it’s time to step back inside the Octagon. The slugger would obviously like to utilize the same formula that helped him knockout Velasquez, but he also isn’t afraid to dust off his jiu jitsu black belt, either.
“I don’t want to fight on the ground,” dos Santos shared. “I prefer to fight standup. I prefer to use my boxing fighting, so that’s what I try to do in all my fights. But in my next fight, if I think I can win on the ground, I will try to do jiu jitsu with my opponent.”
If it’s Lesnar, expect a standup attack. Should Overeem reign supreme, BJJ it will be. Got it.