Junior Dos Santos Talks Differences & Similarities Between Pro Wrestling, MMA Fighting

AEW MMA |By Matt Boone |Sat, October 23, 2021 - 7:06PM EDT
Junior Dos Santos

What are some of the differences between working a pro wrestling match and fighting a mixed martial arts bout?

Junior Dos Santos is among a handful of people who can speak to this subject.

During a recent appearance on the Throwing Down with Renee Paquette and Miesha Tate for an in-depth interview, that's exactly what the former UFC Heavyweight Champion did.

Featured below is an excerpt from the interview where he gives his take on this topic.

"I felt it was easy to work with all of them. I’ve been fighting for so many years. There’s no big difference. There’s some detail you have to pay attention to, but that’s it. All the other parts, that’s why I was able to do that kind of performance because I’m used to it because I’m used to it. I’m a fighter. There’s a lot of similarities in both sports. I think that’s why I had so much fun doing it. Even fighting against Jake Hager who’s also a great wrestler and a great guy, but a great type of guy to kick his a*s as well. I did my best to do it and I enjoyed it."

Check out the complete interview at Apple.com. H/T to WrestlingNews.co for transcribing the above quotes.

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