Number one UFC heavyweight contender Junior “Cigano” dos Santos is finding himself scared of the judges in the wake of his Black House teammate Lyoto Machida’s controversial split-decision loss to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 123 last weekend.
Machida and “Rampage” fought a very measured, very close fight last Saturday night and there seems to be an equal number of people arguing either fighter’s case for winning. Regardless, dos Santos believes Machida to be the victor and vowed on his Twitter account recently to do his best to keep his fights out of the judges’ hands.
“I don’t know what I have to say about Lyoto’s fight [with Rampage],” dos Santos wrote. “I only know that I got even more afraid of my fights go to judge’s decision.”
Currently on a seven-fight winning streak with six of those victories ending via referee stoppage, and with a total record of 12-1 with eight TKOs, three submissions and one decision, it seems unlikely that dos Santos is in much danger of having the judges mar one of his performances with a poor decision.
“Cigano” will next face newly-crowned UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez, who holds a record of 9-0 with eight TKOs and one decision, in a fight that is about as likely to go the judges’ decision as Velasquez is to have his “Brown Pride” tattoo removed.