Next for Junior Dos Santos?

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  1. bbman182

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    Travis Browne would be a good matchup... both coming off a loss. Browne said he would be out 2-4 months from Oct after tearing his hamstring. That will give Junior time to rest.

    Honorable mention: Overeem-Bigfoot Loser or Josh Barnett

    As for the rest of the UFC HWs...

    Matches to Make
    Cain Velasquez vs Overeem/Bigfoot Winner
    Dan Cormier vs Frank Mir
    Roy Nelson vs Cheick Kongo
    Pat Barry vs Todd Duffee
    Matt Mitrione vs Stipe Miocic
    Phil de Fries vs Shane Del Rosario

    Other Fun Fights
    Geronimo dos Santos vs Hepatitis
    Dave Herman vs Rehab
    Christian Morecraft vs AA
    Shane Carwin vs The Injury Bug
    Josh Barnett vs Dana White (winner gets Rothwell-Gonzaga)

    Already Matched Up
    Ben Rothwell vs Gabriel Gonzaga
    Mike Russow vs Shawn Jordan
    Brendan Schaub vs Lavar Johnson
    Stefan Struve vs Mark Hunt
    Fabricio Werdum vs Antonio Nogueira
     
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    That's too big of a step down for JDS. I think he gets the loser of Overeem/Bigfoot or possibly Cormier or Hunt, if Hunt beat Struve.
     
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    I think he would have been the perfect welcoming fight for Cormier. The winner of Hunt/Struve or Gonzaga/Rothwell would also be a good decision
     
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    Josh Barnett!!!!
     
  5. bbman182

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    Not really.. Browne was basically on a 5 fight winning streak in one of the toughest divisions on the planet and lost due to injury vs bigfoot.
     
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    I agree entirely, except for the Dos Santos/Browne match up. I agree with ^, Big foot/Reem loser or possible even Cormier, actually.
     
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    That's a fucking awesome idea. Barnett is an experienced guy, and underrated by most.
     
  8. bbman182

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    Hes got a few bridges to cross before that even becomes a possibility.
     
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    They were both on good streaks prior to thee last loss. Obviously JDS' streak was much more impressive, but Browne's only loss was after he injured himself during a fight.

    Not taking anything away from Bigfoot's victory, I just think Browne might be a little higher up the ladder than most ppl give him credit for
     
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    Browne isn't in the mix though. Dos Santos still is. Browne should be fighting someone like Duffee, Barry, Miocic, not the former champ.

    ...and it wasn't a 5-fight win streak, it was 3. Two of those wins were over Rob Broughton (released by UFC) and Chad Griggs (about to be released by UFC). I think Browne has a lot to prove still as far being a title contender.
     
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    I agree... and had he won... he would have been 1 fight away from being the #1 contender. He would probably be the one fighting Overeem.
     
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    Dana already said JDS is going to have to build back up... He can't fight a top 3 guy every fight.
     
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    He beat Kongo... don't let Cecil peoples fool you.
     
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    That's the only thing that sucked about that fight. I agreed with Rogan that he was the Blackhorse of the HW division. He did get stopped convincingly, but I would much rather have had him get KO'ed without injuring himself first. That way, ther would be no what ifs
     
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    Go back and watch that fight. Had Kongo not been deducted the point he would have won a majority decision. Browne did nothing in that fight, he even admitted so afterwards.
     
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    Not sure anybody can win with 1 leg... 1 arm maybe but not 1 leg.
     
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    I've watched it... Browne unanimous dec.
     
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    Ha! Hardly a dominant performance.
     
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    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    Loser of Big Foot and Teh Reem
     
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    Not dominant... they were close rounds... but Browne won at least 2 of them.
     

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