Lesnar seemed calm and composed and was able to provide good feedback on the bout. On the other hand, most people felt that Dana White may have 'buried' his former champ in Velasquez, and failed to properly market his new kingpin in Dos Santos. Maybe he was rooting for Velasquez too much, or maybe it was just nerves, but whatever the reason, that wasn't the best moment for the UFC president, who was on the spot during a critical milestone for MMA.
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Listen, I'm no strategist and I'm nobody's coach but I don't understand why they didn't go for the shot early. They should have shot in on Junior Dos Santos knowing that he has the power early in the fight and tries to knock you out. But the truth is that Junior Dos Santos gets tired at the end of fights, you know? Here he is standing right in front of him trying to trade and bang with Junior Dos Santos and gets hit with that big right hand right behind the ear and down he goes. Down goes his heavyweight championship. I'll say it again, not saying that I'm some strategy coach but I don't know why they wouldn't take the shot on him and wrestle early.
It's one thing to feel a fight out but when you're standing right in front of a guy that you know his biggest weapons are his hands and he can knock you out and this thing is a five round fight. Get in there and start working him. Stay busy and put him against the fence. Rough him up and tire him out a little bit and bring it into the later rounds where Junior Dos Santos is well known for getting tired.