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Junior Dos Santos Discusses Being the Baddest Man on the Planet

December 28, 2012 | Posted by Larry Csonka

- Junior Dos Santos recently spoke about his rise to the top and more. Here are the highlights…

On His Rise to the Top: “I never expected this. As a kid, I was never really good at any sports. … When I found fighting, I feel like I found myself. I found where I belong and what I’m supposed to be doing.”

On Becoming the Baddest Man on the Planet: “It’s funny, I was thinking about that recently,” Dos Santos said. “My goal was to be the baddest man on the planet. I wanted to be the champ, and the champ of the top category — the heavyweights. But now, if I’ve actually got to be bad to be the baddest man on the planet, then I don’t want it. I’m a nice guy.”

On Cain’s Anger: “I saw his interviews after our last fight, and I’ve seen his interviews recently,” Dos Santos said. “I saw how upset he was to lose the title, and I know how badly he wants to get it back. You can see that very clearly in him.”

On Fighting Cain Again: “Cain Velasquez might be able to take me down,” he said. “He might be able to take me down 10 times. But for each of those times he takes me down, I’m going to stand back up. If I land 10 punches on Cain Velasquez, he’s not going to stand back up.”

Credit: mmajunkie.com

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