He was champ for a bit, and coached a season of TUF, and from those moments in the spotlight, we know Junior dos Santos is one of the nicest, most likable Brazilians you’d ever meet. He’s also pretty badass, with top-notch striking that can put opponents away with a quickness.

At UFC 211, Dos Santos will challenge champ Stipe Miocic for the belt. They’ve met before – JDS beat him by decision. But that was in 2014, when Miocic was still learning the game and JDS was full of youthful vitality. What will happen on May 13 when these two giants clash?

I don’t know, but they say that history always has lessons we can learn from, so here’s a bit of history for you.