Junior Dos Santos Agrees With Brock Lesnar’s Decision to Retire, Calls for a Knockout In the Overeem Fight

January 16, 2012 – 8:30 am by Chris Fedor

Junior Dos Santos had a keen eye on UFC 141 last month. The UFC heavyweight champion knew that the winner of the fight between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem would be coming after his heavyweight title. Turns out it will be Overeem and not Lesnar, like Dos Santos originally thought. At UFC 141, Lesnar returned to the cage for the first time after a long layoff and was completely outclassed and dominated by “The Reem.” So now Dos Santos will defend his heavyweight title for the first time against the hard-hitting, world-class kickboxing monster Alistair Overeem. Dos Santos has just one loss on his resume while Overeem has won 12 straight fights. When they get together inside the cage, the style of both fighters will make it one to watch.

Junior Dos Santos joined 710 ESPN in Seattle with Bob Stelton to talk about whether or not The Ultimate Fighter was a good experience for him and a way to get him more well known around UFC, if he was surprised Brock Lesnar lost to Alistair Overeem, whether or not he was surprised Brock Lesnar retired, and when he is going to fight Alistair Overeem.

Whether or not The Ultimate Fighter was a good experience for him:

“I think so. It was a really good experience for me and made some friends there you know. My team was a really good team and treated me well. Was a really good experience and could do again.”

If he was surprised Brock Lesnar lost to Alistair Overeem:

“I bet on, I said Brock Lesnar was going to win but the fight was a little bit different than I thought. Alistair Overeem was very smart in that fight and came in with a really good strategy. He beat Brock Lesnar pretty easy. He was smart and deserves that win.”

What he thinks about Brock Lesnar retiring:

“Yeah. A little bit surprised. Everybody likes to watch Brock fight. He’s a showman and I like to watch his fights too. If he thinks it’s time to retire I agree with that. He has kids so if he thinks it’s good for him then I agree with that.”

When he is going to fight Overeem and what he thinks about it:

“I don’t know when yet but I think it’s gonna be May or June or something like that. It will be my first fight to defend my title. I will be prepared to fight against him. He likes to strike and I like to strike so it’s gonna be a good fight for MMA fans because both heavyweights, like big guys hitting each other in the face somebody is gonna get knocked out. I hope it’s going to be him.”

Listen to Junior Dos Santon on 710 ESPN in Seattle here (Audio begins 25:40)

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  1. 15 Responses to “Junior Dos Santos Agrees With Brock Lesnar’s Decision to Retire, Calls for a Knockout In the Overeem Fight”

  2. I cant wait for the fight both men are solid i like Dos Santos style and think he will knock out Overeem with a 1 bomb right on the chin :)

    By Col Johno on Jan 16, 2012

  3. brock needed to go. He was never that good in mma. The UFC sould of knew how poor he realy was is that why he never fought the top names. As for randy is is to old to stad in there with him. That fight was a joke!

    By steve on Jan 16, 2012

  4. Steve your a jerk…Lesnar fought the top people at that time!… with very little mma back ground and became heavey weight champion..not to many people on this planet could do that not even the boxer toney. Oh who lost to Randy by the way.

    PS if BROCK would have kept traing and did not get sick he would still be champ.

    By gil on Jan 16, 2012

  5. Steve, you’re talking absolute rubbish. Lesnar dominated Herring, Couture, Mir (in their rematch) & came back from a 1st round beating by Carwin to win by submission.

    Lesnar made the heavyweight division interesting – before the likes of Velasquez and Dos Santos really emerged. He made Mir re-evaluate and forced Randy to move back to LHW.

    The Heavyweight division might not need Lesnar now, but he was, at the time he first arrived, just what the UFC needed. Just look at his PPV sales.

    Have a word Steve!

    By Scott on Jan 16, 2012

  6. Lesnar is and always will be a bully with no hart. just like all bullys who put on a show hit them hard in the face and they cry and run home.

    By loki71776 on Jan 16, 2012

  7. FACT !!
    All these men R really good humans doing what they know how too do !!
    For Anyone too knock them n any way ?

    THAT person knocking them should get n the ufc at any weight they wish maybe even the kids weight would be to much for the human tht thinks theses AWESOME MEN ARENT GREAT HUMANS !!

    SIMPLY PUT BEING POSITIVE ABOUT ANYTHING N LIFE 200% BETTER THEN ONE DROP OF NEGITIVE UNLESS UR A BATTERY !!!!!!!

    By Jon Johnson Pool & Spa on Jan 17, 2012

  8. FOR ANYONE TOO KNOCK THESE HUMANS AT WHAT THEY DO BEST SIMPLY SILLY !!

    THAT HUMAN SHOULD PICK A CLASS WEIGHT THAT THEY BELEAVE THEY R GOOD N AND SHOW US WHAT THEY CAN BRING TOO THE MATT!!

    THEY DO HAVE A KIDS WEIGHT IT THAT IS TO HEAVY FOR THEM WE CAN WATCH THEM FIGHT THERESELFS LOL !

    ANY HUMAN THAT IS NEGITIVE N ANY PART OF LIFE NOT GOOD FOR THAT HUMAN NOR GOOD FOR ANY HUMANS AROUND THEM THATS WHY THEY MADE THE MOVIE 300 ALL NEGITIVE GOES INTO THE HOLE !!

    NOW IF YOUR A BATTERY NEG IS SO SO POSITIVE ITS INCREDIABLE !!!!

    ONE MANS OPIOION !!

    By Jon Johnson Pool & Spa on Jan 17, 2012

  9. BEST TOO BOTH OF THESE TOP CONTENDERS !!

    THANKS FOR A MATCH THAT IM SURE WILL BE AMAZING HOWEVER IF NOT AMAZING WELL FOR SOME JUST THE HYPE WILL GET MAKE THEM HAPPY !!

    RIAN HARD DO YOUR BEST BE # 1 & SOME DAY YOU WILL GIVE UP THAT # 1
    BE PROUD OF A GOOD LIFES JOURNEY !!!

    By Jon Johnson Pool & Spa on Jan 17, 2012

  10. http://www.theneverendingstage.com thanks brock lesnar for giving it his all! Big fan of ufc our office watches every fight! Big props to ufc and good luck junior!

    By theneverendingstage on Jan 18, 2012

  11. Lesnar expanded MMA’s fanbase, and arguably was a top 5 fighter at heavyweight. More fans means the UFC makes more money and can hire more fighters. Had he gotten into MMA earlier he could have gone very far, but he wouldn’t be well known.

    By kthonik on Jan 18, 2012

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