Former Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos is scheduled to take on Mark Hunt at UFC 160 in May and the Brazilian is looking to return to his roots as an exponent of Brazilian jiu-jitsu in order to counter the heavy handed approach of the Kiwi Samoan athlete. Moreover, the Brazilian also stated that he will take things straight to the ground if things take a turn for the weird when they meet next month in Las Vegas.
The match between the Kiwi and the Brazilian has got the fans and critics buzzing with two of the biggest hitters in the UFC squaring off against each other. Most people are anticipating a stand up boxing match between the two but according to Junior dos Santos, he might have to innovate his plans if he wants to get past the challenge of Hunt, known in certain circles as the Super Samoan.
Cigano is a huge fan of the Kiwi fighter and according to the Brazilian, he also has immense respect for the fighter but he also backs his own ability as an all rounder to get the better of Hunt when they meet. The match is even more significant due to the fact that the winner might be given a shot to take on the UFC Heavyweight champion for a crack at the title. According to dos Santos, Hunt packs quite a punch in his hands and that might make things very difficult for him.
But Junior dos Santos believes his skill lies in the fact that he is much faster than his opponent and if needed, he will utilize that speed to get the better of the Kiwi. Dos Santos is also backing his jiu-jitsu skills to get the better of Hunt’s prowess in kickboxing.