Junior Dos Santos Says He's Disappointed With His Loss at UFC 155
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.04.2013
He could have done better...
Junior Dos Santos recently spoke with MMAjunkie following his loss at UFC 155. Check out the highlights:
On his performance: "I was very disappointed with myself because I couldn't follow my strategy and do what I used to do. All the time, I attack. All my fights, I hurt my hands. This fight I got my face hurt. That's very different, but it's part of the sport."
On wanting a rematch: "I can't wait to come back and fight again. I want to fight with him again. I won a fight. He won the other one. Now we have to have the third fight, the rematch. I'm sure everybody wants to know who is the real best. For now, he is the best, but I know people will want to see this fight again, and I can't wait."
On learning from the experience: "I'm feeling way better, but I can tell you I'm really sad. I can't wait to fight him. I know I have a lot more to show for the fans, and I think the fans know that. I didn't fight. I don't know why. If you watch the fight – I've watched the fight three times already – I didn't fight. I just defended myself. I don't know why. I don't know what happened to me. For sure, it was a learning experience."
On looking severely beat up following the fight: "I had no injuries. For sure, I got my face swollen a lot, but I didn't get injured. I was feeling OK. What I got hurt was my heart. I was feeling very sad because I couldn't show what I was prepared to show. I think the fans would love to see this rematch right now. I would love to have this rematch right now. I don't know if it's possible or if Cain Velasquez is going to accept it, but I would love it."
On wanting the rematch right away: "I can't wait. I was ready for this fight, but something was wrong with my mentality. It was very hard for me, so I can't wait. I know this rematch is going to happen. But if it happens as soon as possible, that's better. I know they have Alistair Overeem in line, so I don't know what's going to happen, but I'm here."
On his rivalry with Cain: "For sure, I think we can be like Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier and all those guys; I really think we can have a lot of fights. Cain Velasquez right now is I think a really, really tough guy in the division. I know I have a lot more to show for you guys. Every day I'm training and learning more. I'm getting more prepared for the fight. My development is getting better every day. I think Cain Velasquez and me are going to have great fights for the fans....The most important thing for me right now is to fight with him again. It's not about money. I want to get this fight again to prove I'm better than I showed in this fight. I'm a better fighter than this. I want this opportunity."