"I train a lot of boxing -- I like the striking a lot and I’ll go after another knockout. What I want is the knockout.... This guy is dangerous standing, but I’m going after the knockout, as always. With the opportunity, I’ll show my ground too.... I'm facing it as a very good opportunity in my life. Cro Cop is a guy that, if you talk about MMA, you know who he is. He’s very dangerous and famous, if not the most dangerous man in the MMA ... this is an incredible opportunity...."
Despite a solid ground game, Junior dos Santos plans to go toe-to-toe with former K-1 and Pride FC wrecking machine, Mirko Cro Cop, when the heavyweights collide at UFC 103 from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on Sept. 19. The hard-hitting Brazilian has spent little more than two minutes combined inside the Octagon in his two appearances for the promotion, knocking out Fabricio Werdum and then following that performance up with a stoppage of Stefan Struve. Is "Cigano" perhaps feeling a little over confident heading into his match with the unforgiving Croatian striker or can he beat Cro Cop at his own game? Thoughts please, Maniacs ....