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Aug 25, 2015 6:11 pm

Junior dos Santos: ‘I Hope Overeem Doesn’t Fail The Drug Test This Time’

Just early today, the UFC announced that heavyweights Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem would be fighting at UFC on FOX 17, on Dec. 19 in Orlando, FL. Right after the fight was announced, the former UFC champ, Dos Santos, took to Instagram and took a few shots at Overeem. The two have already been...

Aug 25, 2015 12:21 pm

Junior dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem Set For UFC on FOX 17

Well, it’s finally official. UFC heavyweights Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem will meet in the octagon at UFC on FOX 17. The fight was announced by the UFC on Tuesday. The two have been going back and forth on Twitter, with Overeem telling Dos Santos to sign and make it happen. It seems like...

Aug 17, 2015 7:05 am

BEEF! Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem go at it on Twitter!

After what felt like months of Alistair Overeem and Junior dos Santos calling each other out in various interviews and on social media, we may finally get to see these two clash in the octagon. The heavyweights were originally scheduled to square off a couple years ago at UFC 146. After Overeem knocked out Brock...

Jul 27, 2015 10:00 am

‘Junior dos Santos — pick up your phone and accept the fight!’

Alistair Overeem has been enjoying his vacations, but he seems to be itching to get back into the octagon. There’s just one issue: He has his sights set on Junior dos Santos, and the former UFC Heavyweight Champion hasn’t accepted the fight yet. @junior_cigano waiting for your 'yes, We can' phone call… — Alistair Overeem...

Jul 23, 2015 2:00 am

Rothwell’s READY! Calls Out Andrei Arlovski And Junior dos Santos

  At the top of the heavyweight contender ladder lies a sleeping giant in the form of top 10 heavyweight “Big” Ben Rothwell. Currently riding a three-fight winning streak, boasting stoppages over Vera, Mitrione, and Overeem, Rothwell is now asking for championship level competition. “I’m just trying to get myself a fight. I’m making heavy...

May 8, 2015 9:30 am

After May/Pac, Junior dos Santos Thinks MMA is Bigger than Boxing

Watching Floyd Mayweather defeat Manny Pacquiao may have been the most anti-climactic way to finish a fight night in recent memory. The build up was amazing and the fight was years in the making, but fighters and fans alike agree that it did not live up to the hype. Junior dos Santos enjoyed the way...

Apr 21, 2015 3:50 am

‘Junior dos Santos Is the Gate Keeper & Everyone Knows It’

“The personal choice, if I’m honest, is Junior Dos Santos. He’s not booked for a fight, I’m not booked for a fight. I will probably hear about this in the next two weeks, but logic suggests he’s the next opponent. There’s nobody else that makes sense,” he said. “I’m just gonna wait to see what...

Jan 11, 2015 3:34 pm

Travis Browne Calls For Fight Against Junior Dos Santos

Following his quick dismantling of Brendan Schaub at the end of last year, Travis Browne is looking for a quick turnaround, which he hopes comes against Junior Dos Santos, or filling in for either heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez or interim champion Fabricio Werdum when the pair finally meet. He spoke to MMAFighting prior to UFC...

Dec 15, 2014 5:02 am

Junior Dos Santos expects long career despite taking massive damage in recent fights

It is nearly impossible to ignore the recent damage taken to former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos in his last two fights. In his rubber match against Cain Velasquez, Dos Santos received one of the worst ‘crimson masks’ in the history of the sport (See that HERE), and this past weekend, Dos Santos defeated...

Dec 14, 2014 9:44 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros react to Junior Dos Santos’ win over Stipe Miocic

At UFC on FOX 13 last night, an incredible night of fights was capped off by a 5-round war between Junior Dos Santos Cigano, and Stipe Miocic that ultimately saw JDS given the nod by all 3 judges in what some are considering a controversial win for the former champ. Below is a compilation of...

Dec 10, 2014 5:00 am

Fight Night Phoenix: Junior Dos Santos Pre-Fight Interview

The last time Junior Dos Santos entered the Octagon was against Cain Velasquez back at UFC 166 in October of 2013. The former heavyweight king talks about the frustrations that come with not being able to fight and much more in this interview.

Jul 28, 2014 9:59 am

Junior Dos Santos Admits He Has Holes In His Game

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos is known for his one punch knockout power, as well as his boxing abilities. However it is no secret that Dos Santos struggles with wrestlers, as seen in his last two fights against Cain Velasquez. Dos Santos spoke to MMAFighting.com about the holes he sees in his game,...

Jul 28, 2014 9:52 am

Junior Dos Santos Eyes November Return Against Stipe Miocic

Junior Dos Santos hasn’t seen Octagon action since October of 2013 when he suffered a brutal beating at the hands of Cain Velasquez, however Dos Santos was supposed to fight Stipe Miocic in May at the TUF Brazil 3 Finale, but had to pull out of the fight with a broken hand. Dos Santos explains...

Feb 14, 2014 8:28 am

Junior dos Santos on Alistair Overeem: “I don’t care about (fighting) this guy.”

The long awaited matchup between former UFC heavyweight champion Junior “Cigano” dos Santos and former Strikeforce heavyweight champ Alistair Overeem is, well, still going to be awaited. It seems that Overeem has yet again walked away from another opportunity to fight the former champ. Originally set to face off at UFC 146, the bout was...

Feb 12, 2014 6:53 pm

Dana White: Alistair Overeem is Ducking Junior dos Santos

Dana White does not seem to have a filter when it comes to sharing his opinion of UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem. White criticized Overeem’s dominant performance in his last bout against Frank Mir, simply calling it ‘crappy‘. ‘The Reem’ went on to further annoy the UFC President when he called out former UFC Heavyweight Champion...

Feb 6, 2014 12:23 pm

Junior dos Santos Explains Time at Nova Uniao

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos responds to reports about his training at Nova Uniao, saying that it is simply “evolution… that is necessary.”  Dos Santos also dispelled rumors that he has left Team Nogueira. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter   It didn’t take long for UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos to respond...

Feb 4, 2014 12:41 pm

Report: Junior Dos Santos Leaving Nogueira Brothers for Nova Uniao?

Reports out of Brazil suggest the former UFC heavyweight champion of the world is distancing himself from the Nogueira brothers.  Dos Santos has trained under the two brothers for years, but now their relationship seems to be strained.   By Christopher Murphy | Twitter According to reports from Globo in Brazil, Junior dos Santos is...

Dec 11, 2013 9:10 am

Junior Dos Santos Expects To Fight Josh Barnett Or Travis Browne Next

Junior dos Santos, after facing his second defeat at the hands of UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez, is confident his next fight will be against a big name. The two men he has in mind, Josh Barnett and Travis Browne, are set to face off this month at UFC 168. “I believe it would [make...

Nov 8, 2013 8:30 am

Junior dos Santos: ‘My goal was, and still is, to become No. 1 again’

Despite suffering two devestating losses to Cain Velasquez in less than a year, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (16-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) isn’t giving up on his title aspirations. After dropping 2 of his past 3 fights to the rating heavyweight kingpin, JDS still believes that another notbale win could boost him back...

Oct 23, 2013 12:51 pm

Junior Dos Santos’ Coach ‘Never Considered’ Throwing in Towel at UFC 166

  At UFC 166, Junior dos Santos (right) suffered incredible damage during a nearly five-round fight against UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez.  Despite dos Santos’ battered face and significantly slowed demeanor in the cage, the fighter’s jiu jitsu coach said he ‘never considered throwing in the towel.’   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Yuri Carlton is...

Oct 21, 2013 11:06 am

Cain Velasquez Done with Junior dos Santos After Dominating Once Again

After the second consecutive meeting between UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos, it is clear that Velasquez knows exactly how to dominate the Brazilian, leaving little to question on who the superior fighter is. Velasquez has now seemingly put an indefinite hold to the ‘parallel careers’ discussion between the two, stating that...

Oct 21, 2013 10:58 am

Junior Dos Santos Thought 5th Round TKO Loss Came in Round 2

Junior Dos Santos (pictured) suffered a second TKO loss to UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez this past weekend at UFC 166.  According to his corner, following the referee stoppage in the fifth round, Dos Santos believed he had been stopped in the second round.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA  This past Saturday night at UFC...

Oct 18, 2013 10:12 am

VIDEO | Junior dos Santos Discusses Cut Over Eye

Junior dos Santos talks about his upcoming third fight against Cain Velasquez, his new Nike shoes, the cut above his eye, which recent Velasquez comments he deems “arrogant,” whether he misses the belt, and more.

Oct 2, 2013 10:27 am

Fabricio Werdum Seeks Rematch with Junior dos Santos

A loss in the UFC can sting. A knockout loss to a debuting future heavyweight champ in the first round, may sting a bit more. Such is the case with Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1). The 36-year-old Brazilian says he is looking for a rematch with the man alluded to above, former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos...

Aug 7, 2013 10:00 am

Junior dos Santos Declares Fight with Cormier Once He Defeats Velasquez

Junior dos Santos would be making a potentially grave mistake in looking past his next challenge in UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez. With all the talk of top prospect and Velasquez teammate, Daniel Cormier, possibly changing weight classes to face light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones, dos Santos felt the need to state that Cormier would serve...