Junior dos Santos believes he’s one win away from UFC title fight

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by KazDibiase, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. KazDibiase

    KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2015
    Messages:
    5,644
    Likes Received:
    28,094
    Happy to be back to fighting after proving that his failed drug test was result of contaminated supplements — and surprised with how much damage Ivanov could take without going down in a five-round fight — the former UFC heavyweight champion now targets a November return to the Octagon.

    ”The division is in a good moment right now, there are several good options,” dos Santos told MMA Fighting. “I would love a rematch with Stipe Miocic, but I don’t think they will do it. I don’t know why this fight wouldn’t make sense because the second one ended so quickly. He was happy to connect a punch, but that doesn’t prove superiority. We’re heavyweights. The same way he lost to (Daniel) Cormier, he defeated me.”

    ”Not that I’m choosing, I’ve said thousands of times that I don’t choose opponents,” dos Santos said. “For an example, we have (Tai) Tuivasa, who beat (Andrei) Arlovski. There are several options at heavyweight. Even (Cain) Velasquez. I don’t know what’s his status. People talk and talk about him, but he’s been out for years and no one understands it. The UFC has several options to book my next fight.”


    ”I’m not worried about trying to guarantee a fight for the belt because that’s automatic, it will happen,” dos Santos said. “I’ve always done my best inside the Octagon, fought the best there is, and win or lose I’ve done my best in my fights. If I’m not the champion today, it’s because of mistakes I’ve made. My opponents have merit, too, of course, but the experience I’ve grained was great. The price I had to pay for that experience was high sometimes, I stayed out for a while, but I’m rebuilding.

    ”That’s what I’m here for. I’m motivated. I’m 34, but I’m feeling stronger, in a special moment in my career, more mature and motivated. It’s inevitable that I will fight for the belt again. It will come eventually, there’s no escape.”

    https://www.mmafighting.com/platfor...&utm_source=twitter&__twitter_impression=true
     
  2. AimedWithV

    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2015
    Messages:
    10,124
    Likes Received:
    21,896
    Nice quote. So he thinks that Cormier did not show superiority over Miocic....
     
    Final Say likes this.
  3. M.V.C.

    M.V.C. Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2010
    Messages:
    14,769
    Likes Received:
    3,057
    I'm ready to see Cigano KO more people.
     
    ForemanFan and cigano like this.
  4. Reach4theSky

    Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    14,385
    Likes Received:
    53,017
    Location:
    10th Island
    He does fight at heavyweight so it isn't that far fetched..
     
    cigano, wilKO, g*r*b and 2 others like this.
  5. The Domin8or

    The Domin8or Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2018
    Messages:
    1,235
    Likes Received:
    3,995
    Location:
    The Nerdbashing State of Chaos Nation
    So is CM Punk
     
  6. HNIC215

    HNIC215 Semper Fidelis...

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2018
    Messages:
    1,813
    Likes Received:
    9,006
    That's not what he's saying...

    JDS means... fighting at heavyweight is a game of inches and that DC caught Miocic that night.

    Doesn't necessarily make DC the better heavyweight since it happened so quickly.
     
    cigano, Final Say, mangokush and 2 others like this.
  7. AimedWithV

    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2015
    Messages:
    10,124
    Likes Received:
    21,896
    That's exactly what he said...
     
    Final Say and xentreos like this.
  8. VAfan

    VAfan Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2006
    Messages:
    14,736
    Likes Received:
    7,293
    Location:
    down south
    aaaaand then cain comes back.

    he'd be the 2nd place paper champ - kind of like aldo in a world with no holloway.
     
  9. Clear Winner

    Clear Winner Big Poppa Pars

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Messages:
    25,750
    Likes Received:
    53,876
    Location:
    Straight from the land of the lost
    Not too far fetched, depending on who he fights next. He's certainly not the big name that DC wants though, so I can't see it happening.
     
  10. boxingskills

    boxingskills Training to break world records.

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2012
    Messages:
    1,706
    Likes Received:
    3,218
    Location:
    Sherdogville
  11. XxWolfXx

    XxWolfXx WOLF BELT

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2015
    Messages:
    7,049
    Likes Received:
    21,271
    Location:
    Michigan
    Na my dude.
     
  12. R.Doria

    R.Doria Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2016
    Messages:
    264
    Likes Received:
    481
    no shit
    it is HW for christ sake... everyone is a couple wins from a tittle shot, and JDS already has one
     
    cigano and g*r*b like this.
  13. 180ls1

    180ls1 White Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2017
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    493
    Misleading title IMO.
     
  14. HNIC215

    HNIC215 Semper Fidelis...

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2018
    Messages:
    1,813
    Likes Received:
    9,006
    Bro... it's like JDS vs Cain

    The first fight JDS knocked Cain out with the quickness - in about a minute or so...

    The next two fights Cain beat him handily... I think it was unanimous decision and then a TKO in the 5th round.
     
  15. GIBLERTBAPTISTA

    GIBLERTBAPTISTA PRIDE was better tbh

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2015
    Messages:
    3,550
    Likes Received:
    5,762
    Location:
    Back from the slums
    Damn, he's only 34? That's a young buck in current HW division. I thought he was at least 38-39. In fight years he's probably pushing about 75.
     
  16. Khabib Fan

    Khabib Fan Physics is Religion

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2014
    Messages:
    9,526
    Likes Received:
    8,276
    Location:
    SoCal
    Only 34 and already shot. Poor fellow.
     
    josh345 likes this.
  17. rac2

    rac2 Black Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2011
    Messages:
    5,110
    Likes Received:
    1,734
    the thread title does not correspond to anything it was said in the report, so I don't get it.
     
  18. Kinosis

    Kinosis Green Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Messages:
    1,102
    Likes Received:
    1,509
    Location:
    Richmond, Ky
    Considering how garbage ufc HW is, he is probably right.
     
  19. Sweater of AV

    Sweater of AV Black Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2018
    Messages:
    6,796
    Likes Received:
    29,712
    <PlusJuan>

    All he says is he believes a shitle tot will happen at some point.
     
    runnpray and FrankieNYC like this.
  20. LHWBelt

    LHWBelt Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Messages:
    13,036
    Likes Received:
    6,239
    Its hw, I'm one good win away from the title for christ sakes.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.