Dos Santos: Barnett or Browne would make sense

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

With his second loss to Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos is in a tough position. He is good enough to beat a lot of the top fighters, but a fourth bout with Velasquez is a tough sell.

So who is next for Dos Santos? He has a couple ideas of his own:

“I believe it would (make sense to fight Barnett or Browne next),” dos Santos said. “The heavyweight division is in a great moment right now. We have great fighters, and you never know what’s going to happen in a heavyweight fight. One punch can change everything.”

Barnett returned to the UFC after 11 years with a first-round TKO win over Frank Mir, and Browne won “Knockout of the Night” bonus in his last couple victories inside the cage, when he stopped Alistair Overeem and Gabriel Gonzaga.

“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 Bowne.”

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