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JDS Expects Fight With Either Browne or Barnett Next

Junior Dos Santos

Junior dos Santos may have been decisively beaten by UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez in their last two meetings, but at the end of the day, “Cigano” remains the promotion’s #1 contender and one of its biggest stars. So in other words, there’s little doubt that the former champ is going to face a top tier heavyweight when he returns to action. The question is, however, who will it be?

Well, recently JDS spoke to MMA Fighting.com about that very subject, and here is some of what the 29 year-old had to say about his next bout.

“I don’t know what’s next for me, and I don’t choose opponents,” dos Santos said. “I’ll be ready for anyone, but I believe my next opponent can be either Josh Barnett or Travis Browne.”

Barnett and Browne are set to fight on December 28th at UFC 168, and the winner will certainly be within reach of a title shot. The question is, however, would the UFC tap the victor to fight dos Santos? And then run the risk of eliminating another contender from a title fight with Velasquez? If he gets by Fabricio Werdum next? Guess we’ll see.

Of course, the UFC could also tap the loser to fight dos Santos, but that will likely depend on how Barnett-Browne plays out. Regardless of who is next, it will be interesting to see JDS back in the cage, and whether he can make another title run.

5 COMMENTS
  • trupert says:

    JDS vs Browne-Barnett loser fits best. If not, JDS vs Schaub. and definitely NOT JDS vs Browne/Barnett winner.

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  • Dufresne says:

    Schaub would get KO’d easily against JDS, he just doesn’t have the chin to hang and doesn’t have the takedowns to make it a grappling match. JDS vs the winner of Browne-Barnett does have a nice ring to it, but I’d like to see him rematch with Werdum since it seems that Cain is injured.

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    Jds vs reem needs to happen in 1014!

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  • raker says:

    ^^… Yup!

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  • moosebaby02 says:

    Gunner I want to see that just to see reem get KO’ED out of the UFC were he clearly doesn’t belong

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