Originally Posted by nathan.keith
Wow i let a good fighter slip under my radar. Looks like I need to do some homework on this Junior dos Santos charicter.
Indeed. He walked through Werdum (who was one fight away from the title shot), he crushed Struve (who was on a 6 fight win streak and won his next 3 fights), he TKO'd CroCop, and he KO'd Yvel in 2 minutes whereas Josh Barnett - who was the #2 HW - took three rounds to beat him.
He trains with Nog, Lil Nog, Demian Maia, Anderson Silva, and has trained with guys like Shogun. He's currently the undefeated Brazilian HW kickboxing champion (18-0) and he also won the Bahia State BJJ champions 2x at blue belt level, and is now currently a brown belt under Nogueira.