When Junior Dos Santos attempted to write off his lopsided defeat to Cain Velasquez at UFC 155 as the result of “personal” issues, most of us just assumed that he was having a difficult time facing the fact that he was bested by a man he had previously destroyed. “Excuses are like assholes,” commented at least one of you. “JDS was way to overconfident and paid for it,” said a few others.
However, if the rumors currently circulating the MMA blogosphere have any truth to them, it was actually Armfarmer who provided the most astute observation of JDS when he declared that “Maybe he finally realized that he’s married to a 2 when he could be pulling 10′s left and right. That realization would sure cause me some distracting personal problems..” A bit harsh? Surely, but according to Tatame’s Guilherme Cruz, Dos Santos was in fact in the process of separating from his wife of ten years in the lead-up to UFC 155:
If you were wondering what JDS meant when said he has personal issues prior to Cain’s rematch, he ended his 10-year marriage w/ Vilsana.
Dos Santos has yet to confirm or deny these rumors as of this write-up, although it would surely add some credibility to Dos Santos’ claims that his head wasn’t right in the weeks leading up to his title defense.
Now, we could easily use this opportunity to start lobbing pot-shots at Dos Santos’ wife, but for once in our life, we’re going to take the high road. Besides, we imagine that you readers will more than make up for our discretion in the comments section anyway. It’s what we call having your cake and eating it too: a concept that Dos Santos’ wife is no doubt familiar withDAMN IT ALL TO HELL.