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 MMAFighting.com. "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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