JDS: I was not good with my head
At UFC 155 Junior dos Santos was absolutely decimated in his title defense to Cain Velasquez. Now, according to "Cigano", there was a reason for what was surely the worst performance in his UFC career.
I had some personal things going on, a bit of my attention was lacking because of it. And another thing. Soon after the fight I went to the hospital and had a scan, which showed my creatine was too high. The normal level is up to 300, mine was in 1400. I also had trouble in the urine and kidneys.
The explanation of the doctors is that I pushed over the line, I over trained, and problems could have happened even before the fight... I was so good that I ended up crossing the line. That was the explanation of doctors. Mine is that I was not good with my head, was having personal problems and did not go well mentally in the fight.
Often times, statements such as this can rub fight fans the wrong way, as many would call his reasoning for the loss nothing more than an excuse. However, just from watching the fight it was easy to see that something seemed off for the former champion, as he looked nothing like the fighter we had grown so accustomed to watch. It's also interesting to note that going into their first fight Cain Velasquez had his own injury issues when he tore his ACL in training prior to being knocked out by JDS.
"Cigano" also continued to campaign for a rematch with Velasquez:
Actually, I want Cain. I won the first, he did a good job in the second. I think the third fight has to happen. He is the champion and I want to fight him. I know there are people in the queue, Bigfoot and Overeem are. If I have to meet someone before that rematch with Velasquez, I'll cope. But what I really want is Cain now.
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