I know this sounds a bit premature, however, I do believe these will be the sweet words that Bruce Buffer spits out of his mouth come fight night. JDS has been a force ever since he stepped into the Octagon. Hate him or Love him, we all know hes got skills.


JDS started with kickboxing and finished with a record of 18-0. He began his MMA career in 2006. He has lost only one fight; his rematch against Joaquim Ferreira. He made the transition to the Octagon in 2008 and fought Fabricio Werdum. Expected to be a bit of a tune up for Werdum, JDS did the opposite and KO'd him with an uppercut.


Every fight after that has ended with a first round stoppage except for the third round verbal submission of Cro Cop. Also, the decision victory he got over Roy Nelson. JDS now awaits the biggest fight of his life. His fight against Heavyweight Champion Cain Valasquez.


What can we expect in this fight other than a war between two of the best strikers in the world. This fight in only ending one way and that's by KO. ACCESS MMA caught up with JDS to get his feelings on the upcoming fight and to see what he has been up to.

AMMA: Hi Junior, how have you been doing after that victory over Roy Nelson, have you been relaxing or back in the gym training harder than ever?

JDS: I have been training here in Bahia, there is no date set for my next fight but I like to stay in shape.


AMMA: What have you been focusing on for your fight against Cain, have you been working on your wrestling a lot with Mark Munoz?

JDS: I train with Mark when I am in California, I spent some time there recently and got to train a lot with him and work on my wrestling.

AMMA: Can we expect the biggest stand up battle we have ever seen in the Octagon between you and Cain? You guys are two of the top strikers in the world, it would almost be disappointing to the fans to see the fight go the distance.

JDS: I like to keep the fight standing and trade punches, and I believe that is what the fans also like to watch, I don’t think they will be disappointed.


AMMA: Who have you been training with to sharpen you skills for this fight?

JDS: I have been training under my coach Luiz Dorea in Bahia, he is also the coach for the Brazilian National Boxing Team, I also trained for some time in California with the Nogueiras, Mark Munoz, Lyoto Machida.



AMMA: Have you been training in Brazil or at Black House?

JDS: I was in California recently training at Black House in Los Angeles and also Black House Team Nogueira in San Diego. Now I am back in Brazil at Professor Dorea’s gym in Salvador.



AMMA: Are you a family man? Do you have children that you have to take time off to go home and see or are you hungry as ever and just thinking about that Heavyweight Title fight?

JDS: I like to spend time with my family and relax, but I have no children yet so I am able to focus on my career and prepare for my fights.



AMMA: Personally, I think your going to win the belt, a lot of people disagree with me, do you have anything you would like to say to them?

JDS: I think we will have to wait until fight night, I am very confident in a victory, Cain is a very dangerous opponent, so it will be a matter of who is better prepared that night.



AMMA: Are you happy Cain won or would you rather have faced Brock Lesnar?

JDS: I am happy to fight anyone, they are both tough guys and dangerous opponents.




AMMA: Well Junior, I want to thank you on behalf of AMMA. I appreciate you taking time out of your schedule to speak with us and I wish you the best of luck in your title fight.




Adam Clark- ACCESS MMA
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