“I Really Don’t Want To Fight a Teammate”- Junior Dos Santos

Published 08/11/2020, 2:56 PM EDT


Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos has spoken out on facing his teammate in his upcoming fight.

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JDS will take on the heavy-hitting Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 252. Both fighters are teammates as they train at American Top Team.

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Junior Dos Santos is confident he can secure an early victory

“I haven’t even seen Jairzinho and we train at the same gym. Actually, I saw him once and said hi but not much other than that. He is number six, and I’m number five and this fight makes sense right now. I don’t really want to fight a teammate but it is the business. We are not against each other. We are professionals and we have to fight, so I think it will be a great fight”. Said Junior Dos Santos to Just Scrap Radio

Despite being part of the same team, JDS assured that it won’t get in the way come fight night. “Cigano” would like to get back to winning ways after suffering back-to-back losses to Francis Ngannou and Curtis Blaydes.

Despite suffering major losses in his last two fights, Dos Santos is confident he can knockout Rozenstruik. JDS is very experienced and has defeated some of the best in the division.
JDS believes his speed and his advantage in grappling will allow him to finish the fight early. Despite his optimism, ‘cigano’ must be cautious against Jairzinho Rozenstruik.

‘Bigi Boy’ is an expert kickboxer and possesses insane knockout power. Rozenstruik has impressed in the UFC defeating several top stars such as Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski.
His only defeat came to Francis Ngannou, who just took a few seconds to knockout Jairzinho Rozenstruik.

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However, ‘bigi boy’ will look to make a quick comeback and is the favorite heading into the fight.

JDS will look to climb up the rankings and throw his name in the mix for a title bout sometime in the future.

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