The experienced Brazilian fighter from UFC, Junior dos Santos (21-9 MMA, 15-8 UFC), is going through a tough time in his career. The former champion is struggling to put aside the loss to Ciryl Gane (7-0 MMA, 4-0- UFC). The latter beat the veteran martial artist in the second round, which called into question his continuity in the most prestigious Mixed Martial Arts company in the world.
In this way, two saints He took the opportunity to give a personal opinion: “I know I hadn’t talked about my last fight yet because I hope the (Nevada State) Athletic Commission and UFC have seen the replay of the fight and have seen for themselves, which is very of course, that elbow that knocked me out was illegal. If you look at the fight, there is no other understanding possible, but this is not what is happening between these ‘MMA specialists’.
“Okay, even if his forearm may have touched my ear as the Athletic Commission says, his elbow was the point of contact and he hit me right on the back of my head, which is illegal and there is a reason why the hitting the back of the head is prohibited in MMA and there is no reason why the prohibition should not be enforced, “he added to his sayings, understanding what is happening with his present.
Can you overcome it?
On the other hand, Junior He went on to explain, “I don’t think it was intentional on Gane’s part, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t illegal. It completely changed the fight in a way that is not right for me and shouldn’t be right for anyone who cares about our sport and our safety. I have never been humble in defeat, but this is not the case here. That being the case, he is clearly trying to overcome a very hard slump he is going through.
“I feel bad because this situation takes the shine off this victory, but it is not good either. It is not correct to expect me to suffer a loss from an illegal hit. I hope you agree with me. I know that my situation is not good in the organization, but that is not the reason to suddenly stop enforcing the rules or to stop guaranteeing my safety inside the cage, “he concluded Junior dos Santos, legendary fighter of UFC.
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