Is Dos Santos The Heavyweight Version Of A Prime Chuck Liddell? Dana White Thinks So

March 30, 2012 6:19 am by Pedro Carrasco

“For me, the question is how is Dos Santos going to deal with the kicks and the knees and the elbows [of Alistair Overeem]? Since he’s been in the UFC, I’ve never seen him have to deal with that. It’s stuff that he’s going to have to deal with from Alistair Overeem… He’s fought a pretty one-dimensional fight, he’s fought very Chuck Liddell like in that he’s great at defending the takedown, he drops bombs, he throws heavy punches, but he’s never dealt with anybody who’s going to throw kicks and knees and work in the clinch the way that Alistair Overeem does. I’m real curious to see how Junior Dos Santos is planning on dealing with that.”

UFC president Dana White talked to the media during Tuesday’s media scrum about many topics. One of which were the similarities between the fighting style of Junior dos Santos and a prime Chuck Liddell.

Dubbed “Sprawl and Brawl”, JDS has so far in his career been able to dish out heavy strikes and take out most of his opponents with punches and defensive wrestling. But will he continue this streak and garner a reputation as Liddell did while keeping his title?

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