Dos Santos On Mir | "When he was living a bad situation on the fight he does not have the heart to escape and recover from that"
By Jamie McAllister
UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos in an interview with TATAME.
Dos Santos comments on his first title defence.
“Our division is the most dangerous division in the sport because when the punch lands on your face or your body, you go down. It’s too much power involved and I think it’s very hard. Sometimes you got favorites for the fight, but it doesn’t matter in the heavyweight because we’re very powerful fighters”
Dos Santos explains his questioning of Frank Mir’s Manhood.
“No, I wasn’t saying bad things about him, I was just saying what my opinion was. In Brazil, we say ‘he’s not a man’. I have nothing personal against him, I don’t even know him, but I was saying when he was living a bad situation on the fight he does not have the heart to escape and recover from that situation. That’s why I said that. Otherwise, he’s good when he’s living a good moment in the fight.”
Dos Santos comments on the popularity and fans he has gained.
“I’m happy because people like me. It’s good for me. That’s what I want: I want to be recognized because I work hard every day for that. In Brazil the sport is living a very good moment”
“I know Las Vegas is Frank Mir’s home town, but for sure there’s going to be a lot of people rooting for me too.”