A relaxed Junior dos Santos put his Nike sponsorship on full-display Thursday during a pre-fight press conference for UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez.
“Cigano” will meet ex-champ Cain Velasquez on Saturday night in the main event with the UFC heavyweight title on the line. Earlier this year, dos Santos joined UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones as Nike-sponsored MMA fighters.
“I am enjoying it a lot,” said dos Santos, who wore a Nike shirt to the press event. “It is an honor to represent them. I think it’s very good for me and I want to make them proud of the decision to sponsor me.”
Dos Santos added that it is also an honor to be with Silva and Jones “representing Nike.” The Brazilian earned a victory over Frank Mir in his first title defense since winning the belt from Velasquez in late 2011.