<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=449194" target="_blank"> JDS: I'm going to have a long career </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=449194" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=67&q=75&x=7&y=3&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=jds-12-16-2014-0-19-33-391.jpg" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>On Saturday night at UFC on FOX 8, Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic set a new record of combined significant strikes landed in a UFC heavyweight fight, with 222. Unbelievably, it was 10% MORE than Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva, who combined for 202 at UFN 33.</p>
Miocic went in with the game plan written by Cain Velasquez - apply heavy, constant pressure with both strikes and wrestling. It worked, at first.
Vefore the fight JDS told Guilherme Cruz a truth.
"JDS told me before the fight you can't fight like Velasquez for 25 minutes if you're not Velasquez," said Cruz. Dos Santos was right, and ended up winning a five round unanimous decision.
At some point, maybe afterwards, a lot of fans wondered how long JDS could keep it up without risking long-term damage to his health. However, at the post fight press conference, he expressed confidence that he would be able to keep fighting for a long time.
"I can go a very long, man," he said, as transcribed by Sherdog. "I really believe I’m gonna have a long career. t doesn’t matter too much. It’s part of the [game]. I get swollen very easy. It happens. I’m feeling OK, just swollen.”
“I think I was doing OK, but yeah, he did great in the first two rounds. He’s a really tough opponent, came very well prepared for this fight. I believe I can win any fight. It doesn’t matter what happens during the fight, I will keep believing until the end of the fight.
“It’s hard to understand sometimes, but I really believe I have a warrior heart.”
“I’m not thinking about the title right now, but anything the UFC wants me to do, whoever they decide to be my next opponent, I will be glad to face. I really believe this fight showed a lot of good things about both of us. Miocic is a great athlete. I try my best all the time. This time I won.”
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