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 his injury to MMAFighting.com as well as his plan for returning to the Octagon.
“I saw this October card in Rio as a possibility,” dos Santos said of the UFC 179 card scheduled for Oct. 25 in Rio de Janeiro, “but my coaches think it’s too soon to be back because I’m not even training hard yet and I need to readapt myself to training before starting a camp. October would be too early for me.”
“It was a small injury,” he said. “We always have small injuries during training camps, but you ignore it and continue training. When I had to stop training because of my broken hand, I felt a pain in my knee. I did all the exams and it showed nothing, so my doctor asked me to do some rehab.
“He cleared me to slowly return to training now to see how I’m going to feel. I will schedule my next fight when I feel 100 percent ready. I talked to Joe Silva and explained everything to him, and I’m positive that I will be ready to fight again in November.”