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Dos Santos on Mir: I am going to go there and knock him out
Durring an open workout, UFC Heavyweight Champion, Junior Dos Santos (14-1) spoke to the media today about Frank Mir, his opponent for Saturday’s UFC 146. His strategy is a simple one, as he said to reporters: “I am going to go in there and knock him out.”
A simple strategy for a man who has earned 10 of his 14 wins by Knockout; but it does not mean that Dos Santos is underestimating the former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champ. Dos Santos was quoted as saying: “He’s got pretty good skills in stand-up and you have to be careful with that, especially in this division.”
When asked about tangling with Mir on the ground, Dos Santos admitted: “He’s very good on the ground, but where I put my mind is that ‘I am better than him’. When you talk a lot it’s just talk. I prefer to let my fists do the talking.”
As for being the reigning Champion, Dos Santos said: “When you are the Champion, you are a target. Everyone looks to you and every one of the fighters want to beat you, but it’s all a part of the game.”
Dos Santos’ trainer, Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, lost a match to Mir and it was speculated that “Big Nog” might be able to offer up some insight. According to Dos Santos: “He couldn’t directly help me, because he is in Rio DeJanerio and I am in Salvador training, but he gave me some advice.”