He was the heavyweight champ, he was a coach on TUF, and he was really, really good at pounding opponents unconscious. But the years have been unkind to Junior dos Santos, and now he’s just a man trying to stave off the inevitable concussion-induced retirement for as long as possible. Which is great for Francis Ngannou – the rising star and knockout artist who will be taking on Dos Santos at UFC 215 in September.
Does the Brazilian have enough left in the tank for a win over someone who’ll be faster and more explosive. Geez, I don’t know.
What I do know is that Dos Santos was once great. Here’s a glimpse of that greatness.