- 3 months ago
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The UFC’s return to Brazil later this month has lost one-half of its main event as Junior dos Santos reportedly is out of his fight with Stipe Miocic with a broken hand. Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC Tagged: TUF Brazil 3 Finale read news >>
- 9 months ago
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Chael Sonnen believes Junior dos Santos' corner should be suspended and fired for allowing the heavyweight to continue fighting in his UFC 166 TKO loss to Cain Velasquez. read news >>
- 2 years ago
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Cain Velasquez thinks UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos is getting too caught up in Alistair Overeem's trash talk and should focus on other things - like fighting him.
"As a champion, you really can't pick and choose who you fight," Velasquez told MMAjunkie.com. "You're supposed to fight the No. 1 contender."
Velasquez and his camp now wait to hear from the UFC on whether he'll fight Dos Santos, as he was earlier told.
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- 2 years ago
- 566 views
The UFC's first heavyweight title fight of 2012 is likely to take place mid-year.
While on Tuesday's debut episode of "UFC Today" on FUEL TV, UFC president Dana White said he's tentatively scheduling a bout between heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos and recent UFC 141 winner Alistair Overeem for the summer.
However, no specific date has been determined.
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- 4 years ago
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A heavyweight bout between Gabriel Gonzaga and Junior dos Santos has been added to the UFC’s debut event on Versus on March 21 at the Odeum Colorado in Broomfield, Colo., the promotion announced on Wednesday. read news >>
It’s hard to believe a fighter like Junior dos Santos, a former UFC champion with a record of 16-3, may be a man with no place to go, but that’s the situation before him now.
Granted, the UFC will no doubt keep him busy with big-name fights against Top-10 competition, but what about after that?
Should dos Santos keep on winning, he will continue to rise in the rankings until he finds himself in the unenviable position of facing Cain Velasquez a fourth time. Considering just how badly he was beat read news >>
Can Fabricio Werdum shock the world once again and dethrone Cain Velasquez at UFC 180? Junior dos Santos thinks so.
A former UFC heavyweight champion and the only man to knock both Werdum and Velasquez out inside the Octagon, "Cigano" wasn’t a believer in "Vai Cavalo", but his last performance against Travis Browne changed his mind.
"Werdum’s last performance was impressive," dos Santos told MMAFighting.com. "I’ve never seen him fight so well like he did against Browne. He got a big win and earn read news >>
- 14 days ago
- 225 views
Uh, guys? Guys?
Aren't we all forgetting something here?
It's pretty important, actually. Not, like, water and food important, but at least as important as remembering to turn off the stove after using it.
Well, at least in MMA terms it is.
What is it?
Well, it's the fact that Junior Dos Santos is still the second-best heavyweight on Earth, a proper star in Brazil with some crossover appeal in North America, and he'd probably be holding the title of "baddest man on the planet" in a world where C read news >>
Admit it, the UFC heavyweight division just isn't the same without "Cigano" knocking people out every three months.
We miss you!
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight titleholder Junior dos Santos is slowly but surely returning from the injury that knocked him from The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Brazil 3" mixed martial arts (MMA) event earlier this year in Brazil.
He stranded Stipe Miocic on FOX Sports 1, who went on to flatten Fabio Maldonado.
The good news is, both fighters are read news >>
- 30 days ago
- 301 views
"Cigano" believes Overeem and Barnett called him out just to promote their names; says he's up to fight Stipe Miocic.
Junior dos Santos, who was recently called out to fight Alistair Overeem and Josh Barnett, isn't interested in either of them for his next bout on the octagon. Interviewed by Tatame.com.br, 'Cigano' remembered that "The Reem" had his chance to make a fight between them happen and mentioned that the Dutch Heavyweight will face Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Souza, on read news >>
Stipe Miocic still wants to fight Junior dos Santos, and that feeling is mutual.
Former UFC champion "Cigano" hasn’t fought since his third bout with heavyweight kingpin Cain Velasquez in October, and the knockout artist told MMAFighting.com he’s hoping to face Miocic in his return to the Octagon later this year.
"I saw this October card in Rio as a possibility," dos Santos said of the UFC 179 card scheduled for Oct. 25 in Rio de Janeiro, "but my coaches think it’s too soon to be back because I’ read news >>