Coach: JDS targeting late spring return


Junior Dos Santos lost his last bout in the Octagon, a heavyweight title match against Cain Velasquez, but is hoping to return to the Octagon in May or June:

"He took some time off and is now back to training," dos Santos’ head coach Luiz Dorea told "We’re thinking about a fight around May or June, but there’s nothing set yet."

"Cigano" has no opponent for his next fight, and Dorea suggested a heavyweight bout with former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem should he get past Frank Mir at UFC 169.

The match-up, planned twice by the promotion in the past, was cancelled after Overeem failed a pre-fight drug test at UFC 146 in 2012, and injured a year later, prior to UFC 160.

"The UFC has great athletes, the best, but a fight that we wanted to see is against Overeem," he said. "It was expected to happen before and didn’t. But they have great fighters in the UFC, so anything can happen. He will fight anyone they want."

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Rhys91 site profile image  

1/17/14 4:38 PM by Rhys91

Lmfao VU.

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1/17/14 2:20 PM by dstiff


notsobigmike site profile image  

1/17/14 11:18 AM by notsobigmike

Yeah, it almost seems like he's going to become the Jon Fitch of HW.But, you never know what the future holds. And, there are some fun matchups to make without necessarily knocking off top contenders.

MMALOGIC site profile image  

1/17/14 10:43 AM by MMALOGIC

JDS vs Barnett

Affliction Blackbelt site profile image  

1/17/14 10:40 AM by Affliction Blackbelt

I've always liked JDS but after those two losses I wouldn't be surprised if he spent the summer helping a gang of kids find one eyed willie's treasure.

DoomFarmer site profile image  

1/17/14 3:15 AM by DoomFarmer

Better get Overeem back on the goddamn rocket fuel then because the Overeem of the last 2 fights does not have a single fucking prayer.

Cameron0000 site profile image  

1/17/14 2:52 AM by Cameron0000

Good matchup if overeem gets his cardio back to how he used to be it would be a crazy standing war!!

raags site profile image  

1/17/14 1:17 AM by raags

I'm confused as to what the future is going to hold for JDS - no one wants to see Cain vs. JDS IV, and I can't really see anyone beating Cain at this stage. But JDS will almost definitely handle everyone in the division besides Cain... and the UFC don't want him knocking off contenders. The UFC reportedly asked him to drop to 205 after the 2nd Cain loss but I think he's far too big for that.I think they will make the Overeem vs. JDS match regardless of the Mir/Reem outcome and then play it by ear from there..

Rambo John J site profile image  

1/16/14 11:50 PM by Rambo John J

his head needs new stuffing.

TwentyNineTwentyEight site profile image  

1/16/14 11:47 PM by TwentyNineTwentyEight

I look forward to seeing how he comes back from his last performance. Best of luck to him.