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Dos Santos Talks About Fighting Injured & The Near Fatal Condition Developed For Second Cain Fight

“…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.”

“Honestly, I probably would have gone down,” he said.

“That’s a lot of money we spend to do a training camp,” he said. “I just don’t want to lose that for nothing. And you know, I believe in myself. I believe I still can [fight and win], even with the injury.”

“People will be talking about our fights for a long, long time, I believe,” he said, grinning as usual. “That guy hasn’t seen the last of me.”

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos, tells Yahoo Sports a bit about his injury history in Mixed Martial Arts.

Here it the report from Yahoo:
The morning after the bout, his urine was a very dark brown, the color of Guinness Stout beer.

He wasn’t urinating blood, as some fighters do after a grueling match. Rather, the brown coloration of his urine was due to rhabdomyolysis. His muscle fiber was breaking down and getting into the blood steam.

It is a treatable condition, but it can be fatal under certain circumstances. There are numerous causes, but one is extreme physical exercise.

He’s consulted with experts at Nike, and brought in Alexandre Dortas, a Brazilian physiologist, to monitor various levels in his blood.

Creatine kinase is an enzyme in the blood that can be used to diagnose rhabdomyolysis. The average adult male has a CK level under 300, Dortas said. He said an elite athlete can get that level as high as 350. But after the Velasquez fight, dos Santos said his CK level was over 1,400.

“He just wasn’t getting enough rest,” said Dortas.

During the training camp for the Hunt fight, Dortas has been a familiar presence. He approaches dos Santos several times during a workout and pricks a finger to draw blood, which he test to make sure that JDS doesn’t overexert himself.

Dortas has recommended two, 75-minute practices a day and only a two-month training camp. That, he said, would be sufficient for dos Santos to get into elite condition, but it would provide his body with enough recovery time to avoid negative complications.

Dos Santos, 29, said he hopes “to be a Randy Couture guy,” and fight until he’s in his mid-to-late 40s.

“I just love this,” he said, smiling broadly.

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34 Comments to Dos Santos Talks About Fighting Injured & The Near Fatal Condition Developed For Second Cain Fight

  1. The natural says:

    Dam tired of this guys excuses one after the other u lost worse then any scorecard I’ve ever seen your face looks like u u got stung by the worst crazy nest of hornets iv seen u sit here with all these excuses even without them Cain would beat u still but maybe u would have hit him back a few more time. This is only case or. NIKE. Screwed up

    • squid says:

      you’re a moron. you won’t last a second in the octagon

    • The Way Of The Dutchman says:

      Everybody saw JDS wasn’t himself that night. He overtrained, shit happens.

      • And Cain wasn't himself at UFC on Fox 1 says:

        So, aren’t we BOTH fckn in tune with the fighters!!! Anytime a fighter loses, his fans or even himself are so retarded that they cannot give credit to the winning fighter. It’s so much harder to beat up a fighter of JDS’s level for five rounds than it is to knock out a fighter of Cain’s level in the first. That knockout punch to the temple is Cain getting “caught” once. JDS was “caught” for five rounds!!!!
        Let’s see if JDS can get by the Super So’le
        tonight. I got it 60-40 in favor of JDS. But Hunt has proven many people wrong.

  2. KIDD433 says:

    People tend to forget Cigano Knocked Cain The Fck Out in the 1st round,in their 1st match.How did Nike screw up?Cigano is a warrior,He always goes for the kill,and leaves it all in the octagon everytime he steps in .He may have took a beat down in the 2nd fight,but never gave up.A lesser man would balled up and gave up.If anything Nike screwed up by sponsoring a scumbag that gets cards canceled and throws dirty front kicks to opponents knees.Thats right Jones gay ass.

    • The natural says:

      What bs nobody forgets about there first bout witch Cain went into injured and was out for a year before that with another injury Cain wasn’t ready for that fight and it showed in his face. Jds is a one trick pony he’s not great anywhere that’s how Nike screwed up he’s not gonna be able to stand with hunt either he’s done he gonna loose another one and he doesn’t have a shot against Cain again u seen what he did to him he made an example out of him. You guys are the newbies who don’t no what ur talking about. What did he defend his belt once against mirr c’mon man not a standout champ

      • The Way Of The Dutchman says:

        Shut up JDS’s fought Cain with a bum knee.

      • Pobody's Nerfect says:

        You forget that JDS had a torn meniscus in his knee for the first Cain fight. It is clearly documented. Also, you shouldn’t criticize JDS’s one time title defense when Cain hasn’t even defended the belt once. You can make that claim when Cain is able to defeat another opponent after Bigfoot. You don’t seem to know anything at all.

  3. 757 says:

    Wow you are the stupidest person who has ever commented on this site. To make a statement like that you either want to piss people off, or you have no idea what you are looking at, what it takes to become an elite athlete or fighter, what kind of dangerous damage can be done to the human body through rigorous training and competition, or generally what the hell you are talking about on this or any other topic. Finally the funniest/most pathetic thing is that if you were to encounter any of these people you would run and hide. You would never open your sewer up and talk the way you do…..FUCKING POLE SMOKER

  4. 757 says:

    BTW my comment was directed at that idiot statement made by “The natural” ^^^^^^just to clarify

  5. Riff says:

    @the natural, so you’re saying JDS makes excuses, but you’re making excuses for Cain? Dude, get a life and stop hating.

  6. GRT 3000 says:

    JDS is a class act and if he say he’s was screwed up before the fight I believe him. & yet he went in and fought and took a frickin’ beating & NEVER quit. A true champion & he’ll be back. I want to see round 3 with both of these guys at 100%.

  7. Ddddddd says:

    It’s too bad that an over used picture can trick a trendy viewer into submission. I’m almost always backing the American fighter but this guy has brown pride on his chest? The smarter people get about the sport the better answers your gonna expect from your fighters. I don’t think all theses guys are makin excuses there’s just an understanding of training now. You train for weeks or months and fight one day. I think that opens interest into how you pulled it off or didnt as far as training.

  8. 757 says:

    Hey STFU AND NATURAL why don’t you two clowns take a look around. Dosantos knocked out Hunt huge. Take your excuses and your fucko buddy STFU and go do what you do best …play with each others dicks. You two idiots !Dosantos proved your dumb asses wrong now GTFO

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