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MMA SQUARED: Junior dos Santos breaks the law of the jungle: Never turn your back on a predator

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What was Junior Dos Santos thinking when he threw that overhand right against Francis N’gannou?

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Chris Rini, MMA Squared, Junior dos Santos, Francis Ngannou, UFC on ESPN 3, UFC Minneapolis, Stefan Struve, Derrick Lewis, Chris Rini

What happened on Saturday night? Junior dos Santos went out there and fought Francis N’gannou like it’s 2009 when he was still folding Stefan Struve in half. Somehow the man who out boxed Ben Rothwell and even Blagoy Ivanov never made it to the building. I thought that winging right hands like a major league pitcher was some kind of game plan just for Derrick Lewis. Instead he goes in there and serves up his back to the Predator like an scene from Grizzly Man.

Thankfully it’s heavyweight and time is a flat circle. Francis N’gannou can wait for his next title shot while JDS knocks out the next five fighters ranked 6-10 and we’ll run it back.

Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you tomorrow.

Chris