Junior dos Santos Reportedly Doing Fine and “Feeling Good”

October 23, 2013
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Cain Velasquez vs Junior dos Santos Phantom CamFormer UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos is doing fine four days removed from his technical knockout loss to Cain Velasquez at UFC 166 on Oct. 19.

Velasquez nearly finished dos Santos in the third round and some, including UFC president Dana White, felt the fight should have been stopped then. The fight continued until the fifth round when referee Herb Dean stepped in to stop the action after dos Santos didn’t properly defend himself.

Dos Santos was taken to the hospital following the loss. He was released the following morning after observation and receiving eleven stitches: seven above his left eye, three in his left ear, and one in his lip.

UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani reported that the former champion did suffer some memory loss from the punishment at the hands of Velasquez and that he doesn’t have recollection of much after the third round.

Dos Santos’ management team told Helwani that the memory loss is “nothing to be concerned about” and that there were no long-term damage done.

Dos Santos is back in Brazil and reportedly, “feeling good.”

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  • Man, the heart of a true warrior

    • Oswald Cobblepott

      And the intelligence of a dog

      • bajafox

        Dogs are smart

      • MuayThaiFood

        Give an interview in Portuguese (or English for that matter) after someone beats your ass for 25 minutes and you’ll sound like the idiot you are.

  • Logical

    “the memory loss is nothing to be concerned about and that there were no long-term damage done”.

    Watch the PBS documentary on concussions and brain damage called “League of Denial” to absolutely destroy that statement.


    • cs

      Being rocked/knocked-out is not the same as being concussed. You can get knocked-out from a strike that results in a concussion for example, but you can also get knocked-out from a shot to the jaw that triggers the nerve to make you go unconscious but give you no concussion.

      Lots of concussions are known to be bad, but I don’t think TOO many fighters get concussed compared to football players.

      • MuayThaiFood

        Knockouts are caused by concussion but you don’t even have to be knocked out to have a concussion. All that damage has a cumulative effect over time. Each time a concussion is sustained makes it that much easier to be concussed the next time which is why fighters that are notoriously hard to knock out at some point can end up like Liddell or Wanderlei.

      • Kris-tyahn

        Okay, well tell me how many Football players after they played a game, they tell a reporter, I don’t even remember the 3rd or 4th quarter, 10-20 mins after the game? NONE! That’s how many, b/c the NFL would get crucified! For dos Santos to not remember the last 10 mins, is very concerning. I wasn’t concerned for the beating he took, it’s only his 2nd beating of his career, unlike Diego Sanchez. But the loss of memory 10-20 mins after the fight, is very concerning. BJ Penn couldn’t remember anything fter the 2nd round vs GSP. Also, dos Santos told his coaches, he thought he was TKO’d in the 2nd round & not the 5th, so it was more than 10 mins of WTF happened?!?

    • Kris-tyahn

      Thanks for the link Logical! Maybe dos Santos should get some new trainers who know WTF they’re talking about! Many People who get owned for 4 rounds have comeback to win the fight….. hum NO, maybe a hand full. “the memory loss is nothing to be concerned about and that there were no long-term damage done” – Says an uneducated MMA coach!!! Why don’t they ask some doctors opinions & see how they feel!

  • David Huenecke

    I agree. When you get knocked out there is understandably loss of time because you dont know how long you were out. But when you cant remember almost ten minutes of getting your ass beat there is slight cause for concern.

  • Oswald Cobblepott

    How is he hurt if his opponent hits like a girl? Bigfoot said it best to Overeem…”you better respect me”

  • Tremble

    Guys, it’s obvious Dos Santos overtrained for this fight because the outcome was exactly the same as the first fight. JDS was not 100%. Next fight we’ll have to get more computers and scientific data so his camp doesn’t make the same mistake three times in a row.

    • MuayThaiFood

      He made no excuses. Who pissed in your Wheaties this morning?

  • tmac

    No- gano

  • John Weatherly

    He’s too tough for his own good!