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Junior Dos Santos Thinks He’s One Win Away From A Title Fight

August 23, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with MMA Fighting, Junior Dos Santos said that he believes he’s one win away from a heavyweight title shot in the UFC. Here are highlights:

On the heavyweight division: ”The division is in a good moment right now, there are several good options. 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.”

On who he wants to fight: ”Not that I’m choosing, I’ve said thousands of times that I don’t choose opponents. 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.”

On another title fight: ”I’m not worried about trying to guarantee a fight for the belt because that’s automatic, it will happen. 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.

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