With number one UFC heavyweight contender forced to wait for an injured Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos has opted to put his title shot on the line for a coaching gig and bout against former UFC heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar. When training partner Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (Big Nog) was asked about the tactics of JDS against Brock Lesnar he had this to say.
“TUF is going to be important to showcase Brazilian MMA in the US, show them how we train united. I showed them that when I was TUF coach and Cigano will show the same. We’ll be going to visit him, me and Anderson, but Cigano is a guy who already knows how to teach, he already teaches. He’ll know how to show the techniques and show why he’s one of the best in the world. As for Lesnar, he doesn’t kick, so Cigano will not need to train too much defensive Muay Thai, as he was training for Cain, he can now rely more on training offensive Muay Thai. And this is the type of fight where he’ll look for the KO, train a lot of wrestling, train the guard because he could end up falling underneath (Lesnar), even though Lesnar’s GnP is not as good as Cain’s. But (Cigano) will look for the KO in this fight.”