Beloved Brazilian Junior dos Santos has pretty much reached the highest of heights in the sport. He was UFC champ, he was given a coaching stint on a season of TUF, and when the UFC needed a showcase fight for its brand-new FOX deal, he and Cain Velasquez were given the honor.
The man has done it all.
But Father Time makes exceptions for no man, and over the years JDS has garnered some losses to go with his wins. And yet…
…And yet, because he holds a win over Stipe Miocic, it seems the sport isn’t quite done with Dos Santos – or at least done with offering him title shots, because that’s what’s happening at UFC 211. So the big question is, since he beat Miocic once, can he do it again?
Can he shuck off the effects of age and wear and tear and defeat the current king?
I don’t know if he can, but it’s possible. Especially if you watch the fight below and remember just what Dos Santos is capable of.