Sweet Chin Music: Junior dos Santos is always looking for the knockout against Brock Lesnar's weak chin

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So Brock Lesnar thinks his inability to take punches isn't the problem, huh?

Junior dos Santos will have a little something to say about that when the two throw leather at the UFC 131 event on June 11 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Sure, Brocky has some of the best wrestling in the game, but "Cigano" has been drilling his takedown defense (which was pretty damn good to begin with) so he can keep the fight standing.

And that's where he'll let his hands go ... straight to the "weak chin" that Lesnar thinks isn't the reason he coughed up his heavyweight title.

As "JDS" tells the MMA Hour, even if he is taken down, he'll do just like Cain Velasquez and spring right back up to his feet and right back to looking for the big knockout.

"My wrestling is very good and I think it will be hard for him to put me down. I will be very prepared. I will be in shape. I have to be one hundred percent in that fight. If he tries to put me down - for sure, he will try - but I will get up and keep the fight [standing]. That's my way to win the fight. I'm looking for the knockout all the time. He's a wrestler, so he feels uncomfortable when people throw punches on him. I think his fight against Cain Velasquez shows good things for me, because I think he's got a weak chin. I will try to use that, try to throw some punches and...try to use my boxing."

When dos Santos agreed to take on Lesnar, not only did he agree to forfeit a couple months of his life to coaching The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 13 and the subsequent promotion of the show, he also willingly gave up his number one contender status to the heavyweight throne.

That's what will be on the line on June 11 in the main event of the UFC's debut in Vancouver.

That night will represent the ultimate test of the Brazilian's skills as a wrestler, something pundits have speculated on all throughout his impressive knockout streak inside the Octagon.

Is he good enough to stay off his back when he's facing a beefy bumrush from the "Brockness Monster?" Will he send the former WWE star to the back of the pack and out of the title hunt for good?

Opinions, please.

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