In case you missed it, former champ Junior dos Santos took on heavyweight head-smasher Francis Ngannou at UFC on ESPN 3 last night, and, well, Dos Santos got his head smashed.
The entire fight lasted a little more than a minute, and it was clear that Ngannou very likely snatched away probably a year’s worth of memories and cognitive ability from the poor Brazilian’s brain.
But fear not! Because not only is Dos Santos still alive, but he’s also still nice!
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Guys, first of all I want to thank everybody for your support. I’m sorry the show was short this time, and without a great result for us. I’ve been on top of this sport and weight class for over a decade, and I plan to be here for a long time still. I love fighting, I love my life, and I’m really grateful for every opportunity I have to grow and evolve. The climb is tough and long, as you all know and sometimes—like tonight—months of perfect preparation and strategy are overshadowed by a millisecond’s mistake. There isn’t much to say now other than to congratulate Francis Ngannou for capitalizing so effectively on my mistake.