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Junior dos Santos UFC 146Until UFC 155 happened, Junior Dos Santos looked as invincible as any champion in the promotion this side of Anderson Silva.

In nine fights, Dos Santos had nine victories with seven by way of knockout or TKO, and his two decision wins were as lopsided as his finishes.

That was up until Saturday night when Cain Velasquez put on a masterful performance to beat and batter Dos Santos for the better part of 25 minutes to reclaim the UFC heavyweight title.

Dos Santos had no answer for Velasquez after a very rough first round that saw him get knocked down by a big right hand, and as the rounds wore on, his cardio started to fade and he could never quite muster the energy to forge ahead with a comeback.

Following the fight, Dos Santos was checked out at a local hospital and outside of some bumps and bruises, had no other major injuries after the five round title fight. Now as he heads back to Brazil, Dos Santos updated everybody on his condition via a video released on Wednesday.

“The other times (in fights) I got my hands hurt during the fight, all the time. This time I got my face hurt, my hands, I’m feeling 100-percent. My face has a little swelling, it’s for sure because I lost,” Dos Santos stated.

The always humble and gracious fighter had nothing but good things to say about now champion Cain Velasquez and his performance Saturday night.

“I think Cain Velasquez did an excellent job so congratulations to him. He followed a good strategy,” Dos Santos stated.

Dos Santos will return home without the UFC heavyweight title, but he certainly didn’t lose the hunger to get back to another shot at the belt.

The UFC has expressed interest in a third fight between Velasquez and Dos Santos at some point in the future after each fighter dominated at one point in the past two fights.

Dos Santos has vowed to learn from his mistakes and come back stronger so he can reclaim the championship he lost at UFC 155.

“I’m going to go back home, I’m going to fix everything, and put everything in the right place,” said Dos Santos. “I’m going to come back stronger than ever.”

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