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Wednesday, 11/23/2011, 11:04 am

UFC NEWS – Dos Santos Thinks Velasquez Had Insider Info On His Knee Injury

“Yes, I did have an injury to my left knee 10 days before the fight. We knew his strategy would be to take me down. I don’t know if he had knowledge of my injury but in a minute and four seconds he kicked me in the knee seven times, so he probably knew about the injury, so much so that he accepted the fight standing, something I think he wouldn’t do otherwise because it wouldn’t be smart for him to do that.”

New UFC heavyweight champion, Junior Dos Santos, talks to Brazilian media outlet El Globo about his UFC on FOX 1 fight against Cain Velasquez.

The Brazilian speculates that Cain probably had some insider knowledge about the injury he was bringing into the cage with him and that may have given the former champ a boost in confidence in the stand-up realm.

Highly speculative but not entirely out of the realm of possibilities.



59 Responses to “UFC NEWS – Dos Santos Thinks Velasquez Had Insider Info On His Knee Injury”

  1. Xaninho says:

    Yeah I was wondering why Cain was throwing so many kicks to JDS’ leg/knee already during the fight . This might be why….

    It could also just be cause right after the first legkick Cain threw, JDS’ face looked really concerned and it was obvious he wasn’t liking it…So it’s possible Cain sensed from that moment on it was a weak spot.

  2. adrian says:

    or JDS could be paranoid. Its not out of the ordinary for a fighter with inferior stand-up skills try to go for the legs of the other guy so slow him down so he can’t throw power shots/ defend take downs. Of course we all don’t really know but do you think someone from AKA flew down to Brazil just to spy on JDS in his training camp?

    • eldin says:

      maybe not but brazil is a poor country they’d do anything for lil money.

      but one thing we all agree on it was odd that he threw that many kicks in such a short time

      • GRT 3000 says:

        Brazil’s not poor dude. Number 7 in world GDP, slightly behind the UK. The distribution of wealth is way (wayyy the fuck) off, but the country is by no means poor.

  3. DVO says:

    Why is JDS bitching? HE won spectacular fashion. PLus Cain always finish his combos with kicks. He’s muay thai.

    • Xaninho says:

      Cain isn’t muay thai man. He’s a wrestler..

      • ryu says:

        he has a strong wrestling base but his striking primarily focuses on muay thai as

        • Xaninho says:

          Well I myself am into muay thai for quite some years now and it’s clear to see Cain is a wrestler that learned to strike. He is no muay thai fighter at all.

        • Dustin says:

          i agree . i hate when people just think they “know” things. hes a wrestler with dangerous hands. in the ufc games cain cant throw head kicks or muay thai knees. he must be a white belt then if hes MT

        • DontBeScaredHomie says:

          You’re stupid as fuck dustin you really just said that based on the fucking shit ufc 2010 game? Cmon kid really now Cain has always thrown kicks quit being dumb

        • Xaninho says:

          @ Dontbescaredhomie,

          Cain throwing kicks doesn’t make him a muay thai practitioner does it?

          Dustin just pointed out that the developers didn’t give him specific muay thai skills in the game cause he isn’t muay thai.

          Werdum has thrown kicks too, so according to you Werdum is a muay thai specialist now?

        • mmaman says:

          no but werdrum does train with rafa cordero so id say his striking is largely thai based. as for cain, he’s a kickboxer not a muay thai fighter. he holds his hands and throws his kicks like a kicboxer. he doesnt hold his hands like a thai fighter or kick like one at all. amd od know because i train kickboxing not thai boxing.

        • DontBeScaredHomie says:

          You’re an idiot you can’t even compare that because it’s not the same.

      • David says:

        Cain usually throws kicks anyway they are usuakly aimed at the legs so its hard to say if he uses muay thai or just kickboxing.

      • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

        He is a wrestler who does Kick Boxing… He trains at AKA (American Kickboxing Academy).

    • Fred says:

      He’s not bitching. LOL. P.S. you’re an idiot.

    • Jc says:

      cains not muat thai hes a wrestler who lernt kick boxing bude dosent use his elbows and knees. he trains at aka american KICKBOXING acadamy

    • fongsta says:

      JDS is not bitching.. you are bitching… bitch!

    • GRT 3000 says:

      I don’t think he’s bitching man; JDS is not the kinda dude that would bitch. I think he’s just saying and maybe wondering why (unless Cain was informed) his injured leg was such a target. Could be a snitch or could just be a coincidence. If there is one though, I wouldn’t want to be the rat exposed in that camp.

  4. BJPennrules says:

    I dont think Cain knew..leg kicks are a very effective weapon…I am sure Cain just wanted kick JDS’s legs. JDS is the man, but he is paranoid.

  5. lol says:

    OMG. Is it me or is it that everyone always starts off humble until they become champ then they just say a little too much??

    JDS shut the front door and enjoy the win or you will lose some fans.

    • GRT 3000 says:

      he’s entitled to question man; it’s not like he’s going off and making a big spectacle of this. JDS is a humble dude, & he’d have to do a lot more than question an opponents knowledge of injuries to lose real fans.

  6. CB says:

    In boxing, an effective tool to slow down an aggressive fighter is body shots.. In MMA, it would seem that the best way to slow someone down is the legs since leg kicks are allowed. I dont think Cain knew, I just think it was a smart strategy that didn’t stop him from getting knocked out. But I dont train in MMA so I might be wrong here..

  7. pk9grrr says:

    shutup and enjoy your win cigano!! i thought both guys looked tentative and im sure if it went to the second after a warmup, we would have had a ripper of a fight but hey it is what it is

  8. justin says:

    I think all he is just saying is there has to be some reason for Cain to stand with JDS. Why would an already inferior fighter choose to stand up w/ the best in the division after a year out of fighting. Maybe he’s over thinking it…. maybe he’s not.

    • pk9grrr says:

      well junior said it there”we knew his stratergy was to take to take me down”i know cains standup is nowhere near juniors but did anyone think that cains standup is starting to be dangerous, improving, and that he believes now that it will be a part of his mma game?he knocked out big nog,picked apart brock intelligently…

      • justin says:

        It should be a part of his mma game. But a fighter can’t forget what got him there. I’m not criticizing him for standing up with JDS. I’m just thinking that JDS is in disbelief that a wrestler is trying to stand with him. Overeem should be the only guy trying to outstrike JDS at this point in time

        • pk9grrr says:

          funny.. big nog said the same thing, thinking that cain was going to go to the ground and look what happen there ..i reckon cain had an awesum gameplan and just got unlucky with that punch . its silly to even think that you know someones gameplan,which is why i admire cain even more as he is prepared to challenge himself and everyones predictions

  9. ryu says:

    i think cain just wanted to nullify junior’s standup via leg kicks. make him slower, there by making his striking less effective due to less mobility, increase his chances for a takedown, and take away juniors jab(one of his most effective weapons). that being said he did kick his leg more than i expected him too, but so did chuck when he fought rampage. he was probably just tryna create openings with an opponent he viewed as having better standup

  10. Xaninho says:

    from the first legkick on it was clear that JDS wasn’t liking it at all. His face looked worried…

  11. MMA Fan says:

    you just won the heavy wt championship, who cares? And to be honest, who wouldnt exploit your opponents weaknesses? In a football game wouldnt you exploit a weak secondary? Therefore, in the fight game wouldnt you exploit your opponents ailments? As you are trying to “damage” him anyways, so you can win the fight!

    • GRT 3000 says:

      true, but I think the more pertinent question (if it wasn’t coincidence) is how did Cain know about his injury? No ones shitting on Cain for exploiting the weakness, you’re analogy imo is sound.

  12. Dave Brown says:

    I myself being a stricker would attack the front leg of a boxer, boxers tend to sit back in their stance a little leaving the leg vulnerable to kicks and single leg takedowns. Damage to their lead leg makes it more difficult to throw any strike that require them to put weight on that leg. I think that Jr is reading to much into it just good MMA on Cain’s part. Most likely the single leg was next, he just got caught to soon.before he could.

  13. Ninjaman says:

    Cain knew Kongo was a striker and did not throw more then 2 leg kicks the whole fight. Cain knew about the injury and who cares if he did or not. With all the people and hype regarding this fight it’s hard to keep those things a secret.

    • GRT 3000 says:

      if I was Cigano I’d care; you can’t have an informant in your camp profiting (no doubt) on the backend by giving up injuries, training strategies etc. But you also make a good point; with so much press it’s hard to say who said what?

  14. Joey says:

    Jds need to save bitching when he lose the belt back to Cain Enjoy being the UFC heavyweight champion for now.

  15. gil says:

    JDS is a smart fighter. Beyond that, im pretty sure he is a meathead. Im sure his team put this shit into his head. what a dumb thing to say for one who fights in “MMA”!!!

  16. aaxantonio says:

    you people are fucking nuts JDS wasnt bitching, he was just saying that cain might have known about his injury. why would he bitch he won?

  17. get real says:

    I don’t think JDS was bitching. He just said its possible Cain knew beforehand. And he is right that Cain shouldn’t have stood with him.

  18. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    Cigano is just giving Cain more credit for poor game plan execution. Really though, he kept it standing for too long.

  19. Jerome says:

    Makes sense to me, as a fighter if you can weaken the legs of a strong striker they will not have as much force behind their punches, it also makes a take down that much easier. I don’t think there was anything “insider” about the entire thing, a fresh JDS showed he could stop Carwin from taking him down, so chop his legs and the man will fall, remember the Quinton Jackson fight against Forrest? Need I say more???

  20. This guy says:

    I heard he greased his knee…from my inside man…

  21. CALI says:

    Spy-Gate, here we go again…

  22. bizzle says:

    LOL at all the butt hurt latina fans.. Get over it queeers he dominated Cain even though he had a bad injury..

  23. Philippe says:

    If Cain had insider info, then JDS should be complaining about his own camp that someone leaked that info.

  24. "H"BOMB says:

    who cares? cain got caught and jds won now he waits for the winner of lesnar and overeem. cain should’e shot more he had a plan for him on the ground he criticized carwin for when he did get him down he never moved with him to nullify an escape .we will see in the coming years of that belt which has always been shrowded in mystery of a long time champion.

  25. mike says:

    Brownie Brown Pride got what he deserved. It looks like he tried his first “dirty go to trick” to win that fight. Once a dirty mexican, always a dirty mexican. He should thank Taco Bell for nourishing him and then thank his drug cartel for that silly tattoo. Everybody counted out JDS, even though he sent that clown back to “Mehico” without even breaking a sweat. Cigano pra campeão!

    • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

      JDS is speculating on this whole story. There ia no proof of cheating or foul play. What is wrong with him having a tattoo of brown pride? He isn’t racist. Btw he is from the USA!!!!!!! Why are you hating on his Mexican heritage? Brown envy?

      • GRT 3000 says:

        I’d say more White Hate that Brown envy Ninja. mike prob. has that tattoo on his chest.

        Did you know that (in 92% of cases) racism is considered among the top 5 indicators for lack of intelligence? sooo basically there’s an 92% chance that mike is a moron. I’ll take those odds.

      • AAxAntonio says:

        i think you might have misunderstood what jds ment, jds is a good man and thats his polite way of saying “stand with me? fucking idiot” but jds is way to nice to come out and say something like that. but regardless i think cain had to stand with him to set his shots up, work his way in, but unfortunately for cain jds caught him before he had a chance to really do anything. cain is a great fighter and hard worker, ill bet we see a rematch sometime in the future

  26. Lino says:

    i like jds but you won, stop adding salt to the wound.

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