Junior dos Santos kept quiet heading into his UFC on Fox showdown with Cain Velasquez. Everybody wondered what the UFC would do if either of the main eventers had to drop out of the fight. dos Santos, however, wasn’t going to let such a thing happen on his end.
He went into the fight with a fairly serious knee injury. According to training partner Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, the new champion was on crutches less than two weeks out from the fight.
It didn’t matter to dos Santos, he wouldn’t remove himself from the fight.
The new UFC heavyweight champion talked about his struggles in making it to the UFC on Fox main event, what it means to him to be the champ, and who he thinks he’ll be fighting after Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem fight at UFC 141.
Check out more from Junior dos Santos at the UFC on Fox post-fight press conference…