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

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

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    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.”

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  2. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Nice quote. So he thinks that Cormier did not show superiority over Miocic....
     
  3. Mau Gold Belt

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    I'm ready to see Cigano KO more people.
     
  4. Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    He does fight at heavyweight so it isn't that far fetched..
     
  5. The Domin8or Banned Banned

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    So is CM Punk
     
  6. HNIC215 Semper Fidelis...

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    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.
     
  7. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    That's exactly what he said...
     
  8. VAfan Gold Belt

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    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 Big Poppa Pars

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    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 Training to break world records.

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  11. XxWolfXx WOLF BELT

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    Na my dude.
     
  12. R.Doria Orange Belt

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    no shit
    it is HW for christ sake... everyone is a couple wins from a tittle shot, and JDS already has one
     
  13. 180ls1 White Belt

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    Misleading title IMO.
     
  14. HNIC215 Semper Fidelis...

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    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 very allegorical

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    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 Kim Yo Jong - Unify Korea Banned

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    Only 34 and already shot. Poor fellow.
     
  17. rac2 Black Belt

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    the thread title does not correspond to anything it was said in the report, so I don't get it.
     
  18. Kinosis Green Belt

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    Considering how garbage ufc HW is, he is probably right.
     
  19. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    All he says is he believes a shitle tot will happen at some point.
     
  20. LHWBelt Gold Belt

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    Its hw, I'm one good win away from the title for christ sakes.
     

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