HDNet’s Inside MMA had the number 1 contender Frank Mir talking about the Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos.
“The only difference I feel with dos Santos is that dos Santos is the better boxer, you know, quicker hands. He just isn’t as multifaceted as Velasquez is. As far as, when you fight dos Santos, I don’t think it’s any secret: he has no chance of winning the fight if it goes to the ground. The only time that I’ve ever seen him take a shot is if he’s pretty handily winning the fight and I think he just does it just for maybe a change of pace, to throw something out there.
But as far as when you see people engage him, he’s a throw-punches-and-run kind of guy. He doesn’t wanna sit there and get grabbed and taken down and he’s not gonna fight that battle. If he was capable of doing it, we probably would’ve seen it already.
“Fact is, he avoids it like it’s poison.”
Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos will face Frank Mir on UFC 146 on Saturday May 26 at the MGM Grand Arena.