Junior Dos Santos expects to be back at 100% in January

Heavyweights Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem might be taking center stage tonight at UFC 141 but both behemoths are ultimately facing off in hopes of a future date with divisional champion Junior dos Santos. Currently “Cigano” is sidelined while recovering from recent knee surgery, but, as it turns out, not for much longer.

The soft-spoken, hard-hitting Dos Santos offered an update on his condition earlier this week while taking part in a UFC charity event for children with cancer, explaining he expected to be back in the gym in a little less than two weeks.

“I just got to regain confidence and train again, but in ten days I’ll be training normally,” said Dos Santos to TATAME while adding he was “feeling fine”.

Dos Santos also weighed in on this evening’s main event between Lesnar-Overeem, a bout he’ll be watching closely from cageside as it will determine his next opponent.

“It’s a tough fight for the both of them. I’m saying it’ll be 50-50, but Brock has more chances on the beginning of the fight because he’s more explosive and goes for it,” the 14-1 Dos Santos assessed.

Based on his status it seems the 27-year old could be ready to fight again by spring though he has admitted in the past to hoping he might defend his title in Brazil, especially with a May event rumored for a stadium show in his South American home.

PHOTO CREDIT – BADBOY/UFC

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