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Feb 20, 2017 11:56 am

Junior Dos Santos says Fabricio Werdum turned down three fights with him

The last few months have been pretty crazy for former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos. After a successful surgery mid-way through 2016, he began campaigning for a fight in the fall. When no fight materialized, he attempted to replace an injured Cain Velasquez against former champ Fabricio Werdum at December’s UFC 207. When this bout failed...

Feb 6, 2017 10:29 am

Stipe Miocic vs. Junior Dos Santos 2 confirmed for UFC 211

Late last month, reports began to surface that Stipe Miocic would next defend the UFC heavyweight title against an old foe in Junior Dos Santos, who he lost to back in December of 2014. Now, the ever-reliable Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com has confirmed these previous reports. The two heavyweights will do battle for gold at...

Jan 24, 2017 11:08 am

BREAKING | Stipe Miocic vs. Junior Dos Santos 2 reportedly in the works for UFC 211

According to reliable Brazilian MMA publication Combate, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will next defend his title against an old foe in Junior Dos Santos. Combate’s report says this heavyweight title fight is likely to headline UFC 211, which will occur in Dallas, Texas on May 13. Miocic and Dos Santos first met back in...

Jan 13, 2017 10:53 am

Junior Dos Santos wants Werdum or Miocic after Struve withdrawal

Until yesterday, Brazilian heavyweight Junior Dos Santos expected to return to the Octagon against Stefan Struve on February 19 in Halifax. Regrettably, however, Struve was forced out of this planned scrap with an injury, which left Dos Santos without an opponent. Still eager to fight in the near future, Dos Santos now has his eyes...


Jan 2, 2017 8:09 am

Junior dos Santos explains why he’s fighting Stefan Struve in February

With a tough 2-3 record in his last 5 fights, former UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos entered his April showdown with Ben Rothwell in dire need of a win. Luckily for the Brazilian and his many fans, he was able to produce that win, bludgeoning his dangerous foe to a sound, unanimous decision. Regrettably,...

Dec 27, 2016 12:26 pm

Fabricio Werdum questions Junior Dos Santos’ sexuality

Unfortunate news surfaced this week that former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez had been forced out of his scheduled UFC 207 rematch with Fabricio Werdum this Friday. While the fight was expected to see one man crowned the heavyweight #1 contender, Velasquez was pulled from the fight after it was determined that he was medically...

Dec 26, 2016 12:08 pm

Fabricio Werdum tells Junior dos Santos to ‘come out of the closet’ in unsavory tirade

On Christmas Eve, it was announced that an injured Cain Velasquez would not be licensed for his UFC 207 rematch with Fabricio Werdum. This, of course, left Werdum without an opponent for the quickly approaching card. Shortly after this unfortunate news broke, several of the game’s top heavyweights threw their names in the hat, hoping...

Dec 24, 2016 8:30 am

Junior dos Santos: Heavyweights are using “made up excuses” to avoid fight

At one point in time, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos was once regarded as the ‘baddest man on the planet‘. Now, following a unanimous decision win over Ben Rothwell back in April, dos Santos will be looking to move one step closer to a heavyweight title fight when he steps into the Octagon...

Dec 14, 2016 5:56 am

Junior Dos Santos and Stefan Struve to rematch at UFC Fight Night 105 in Halifax

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos has recently been angling for a fight with reigning champ Stipe Miocic. Apparently, however, the Brazilian striker has settled for a fight with towering Dutchman Stefan Struve. The two heavyweights will meet in the main event of the UFC’s return to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on February 19....

Nov 24, 2016 4:16 pm

Mr. Nice guy Junior dos Santos calls out heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic

Many people across the states are celebrating Thanksgiving today and former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos wishes current UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic happy holidays. However, “Cigano” would love nothing more than to punch Miocic in the face again once he gets his fill of his Thanksgiving feast. Dos Santos took to twitter to...

Oct 26, 2016 6:15 pm

Junior dos Santos gives his pick for Eddie Alvarez vs. Conor McGregor

A historic UFC fight is set to headline the stacked UFC 205 New York card on November 12 at Madison Square Garden. UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will challenge UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez for his lightweight strap. What sets this title fight apart from the rest is if McGregor is victorious over Alvarez at...

Oct 18, 2016 7:43 am

Junior Dos Santos Suggests Cain Velasquez was on PEDs When They Fought

In late 2011, Junior Dos Santos planted a bomb behind the ear of then heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. A few followup ground-strikes later, and the heavyweight title was his. Given that this title-winning knockout occured in just 64 seconds, however, many fight fans felt that they hadn’t actually seen Dos Santos and Velasquez fight. We’d...

Sep 10, 2016 11:24 am

Junior dos Santos predicts outcome of Stipe Miocic vs. Alistair Overeem fight

Saturday night at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, hometown superstar Stipe Miocic will look to defend his UFC heavyweight title against arguably the most decorated fighter in the UFC, Alistair Overeem. Ahead of the fight, the MMA community is rather torn on who they think will fin the fight. While some believe that...

Sep 7, 2016 6:50 am

Junior dos Santos praises USADA

Junior dos Santos believes that USADA is the best thing to happen to the heavyweight division. In a weight class where guys are testing for performance enhancing drugs left and right, the former heavyweight champion sounded off on the topic and praised the UFC’s new drug testing policy. “Thank you for USADA! They are doing...

Jul 10, 2016 10:31 am

Junior Dos Santos calls out Brock Lesnar

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos took to Twitter to congratulate Brock Lesnar on his UFC 200 victory over Mark Hunt and to ask “The Beast” for a future fight: Congratulations on your victory Brock. CAN I SEE YOU NOW? — Junior Dos Santos (@junior_cigano) July 10, 2016 Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos...

Jun 8, 2016 9:58 am

Junior dos Santos sounds off on Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt

The MMA world was taken by surprise during the UFC 199 broadcast when it was revealed that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar would be returning to the Octagon for a fight at UFC 200. After a brief period of uncertainty, it was revealed that Lesnar would be fighting fan-favorite heavyweight Mark Hunt in a...

May 22, 2016 3:45 pm

Junior dos Santos has a message for Ben Rothwell

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos picked up an impressive decision victory over Ben Rothwell in the main event of UFC Fight Night 86 this past April. Following his loss to “JDS”, Rothwell stated that taking the fight was “strategically stupid”, as dos Santos was coming off of a loss. “Cigano” responded to Rothwell’s...

May 10, 2016 10:13 am

Ben Rothwell opens up on “stupid” fight against Junior dos Santos

Last month Ben Rothwell looked to extend his 4-fight win streak and secure a title shot by defeating former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos in a main event fight. Unfortunately for Rothwell, he lost via decision, dropping down to #6 on the UFC’s heavyweight rankings. During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Rothwell discussed...

Apr 28, 2016 11:34 pm

Junior Dos Santos releases statement on shoulder surgery

Earlier this month, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos returned to the win column as he defeated Ben Rothwell via unanimous decision in Zagreb Croatia. The win for JDS was a much needed one after losing via TKO to Alistair Overeem back in the end of 2015. Unfortunately for the former heavyweight champ, he...

Apr 11, 2016 12:32 am

VIDEO | Ben Rothwell vs. Junior dos Santos UFC Fight Night 86 highlights

Check out the video highlights from the UFC Fight Night 86 main event that took place at UFC’s debut in Croatia. Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos was able to work over Ben Rothwell in the five-round main event fight that dos Santos won by unanimous decision. Check out UFC on FOX analysts Jay...

Apr 10, 2016 2:14 pm

UFN 86 Results: Junior dos Santos defeats Ben Rothwell

Top heavyweight contenders Ben Rothwell and Junior dos Santos squared off in tonight’s UFC Fight Night 86 main event. Both men were able to land some heavy shots in the opening round. JDS scored some great shots to the body while “Big Ben” found a home for his overhand right on frequent occasion. Round two...

Mar 15, 2016 11:39 am

Junior Dos Santos’ bold analysis of Fabricio Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic

Fabricio Werdum has been on a tear since returning to the UFC back in 2012. ‘Vai Calvao’ has gone 6-0 over the last 4 years since returning to the Octagon, capturing the UFC heavyweight championship in the process. Werdum has looked dominant over the course of the 6 wins, submitting Antonio Nogueira, dominating Travis Browne...