BURBANK, Calif. -- If Junior dos Santos ever ended up in the same ring as Wladimir Klitschko, the UFC's heavyweight champion is pretty sure he knows what he'd do to the biggest man in boxing.
"I could beat that guy, man," dos Santos said. "Maybe not easy, but I could knock him out."
"Wladimir, the Klitschkos, they're amazing," he added. "I like to watch them fight, especially Wladimir, but it's kind of boring. They are really good at what they do, but they are very careful. They don't go to the fight to finish the fight. They stay there in that safe strategy all the time. It's not the Mike Tyson time. Guys don't finish fights."
I wonder if he's aware that Wlad has 51 KOs in his 58 victories and more importantly that Wladimir isn't a champion by accident. Many people will argue that heavyweight boxing is down, but it's not down enough to where Junior happens to be the guy that can dethrone him. Junior has the power to put anyone out(besides Roy Nelson apparently) if he lands, but landing will be his problem. He'd be lucky to land more than 10% of his punches before Dr. Steelhammer put him down.
With this whole Jones vs. Sonnen stuff if this gets enough steam I wonder if Dana will still be desperate enough to consider promoting this as a boxing match. Especially if he gets past Cain and beats Overeem(who was a kick boxing champion). I'd personally love to see it even though I "know" how it would go.