Archive: Junior Dos Santos

Feb 18, 2014 5:52 pm

Cigano May Not Be “Interesting” Enough for the Reem

The always classy and humble, Junior Dos Santos recently spoke to MMA Fighting about the back and forth between UFC President Dana White and heavyweight Alistair Overeem. (If you aren’t aware of what’s being thrown around between these two, Alistair has been propositioned to fight “Cigano” twice since his last bout. Both times, “the Reem”...

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 7:41 pm

Overeem Responds To White: Injury To Blame For JDS Turndown, Not Fear

Earlier today we were told by Dana White that Alistair Overeem ‘was literally hiding from Junior dos Santos’. Now, thanks to MMAFighting.com, Overeem has spoken out about these allegations: “I’m hurt. Rib problem. So first [I] need an ETA on recovery time. [It] would be unwise to accept any fight before knowing exactly what’s up....


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...

Jan 29, 2014 8:17 am

Dana White won’t say if UFC 169’s Mir vs. Overeem loser will have to leave town

UFC President Dana White is not sure if the loser of this weekend’s heavyweight bout between Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and Alistair Overeem (36-13 MMA, 1-2 UFC) will be handed a pink-slip from the organization. “It appears that way,” stated the UFC President Dana White to reporters on Monday. “I don’t ever like...

Dec 31, 2013 12:01 pm

2013 Year In Review: The Fights That Made You a Fan

2013 was packed with spectacular fights that did absolutely nothing short of top last year’s unparalleled excitement. This was certainly a great way to announce to the world that it was the UFC’s 20th anniversary and that things were only going to get bigger from here. As a fight fan for almost 4 years, I...

Dec 16, 2013 8:15 am

UFC On FOX 9 Ratings Up From Previous Event

UFC on Fox 9 had more viewers than UFC on Fox 8, but that isn’t saying much. The card, headlined by a flyweight title match between champion Demetrious Johnson and perennial number one contender Joseph Benevidez, ranked as the fourth worst for UFC on Fox cards in terms of viewership. The card had an average...

Dec 11, 2013 2:43 pm

QUICK TWITT | Cain Velasquez Shoulder Surgery A Success, Champ Currently In Recovery

UFC Heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, has gone under the knife for a torn labrum. Initially it was thought that the UFC’s personal ‘Brown Pride’ representative would not need surgery, but Cain and his medical team decided that the medical procedure was the right course of action. The champ is no stranger to surgery and the...

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...

Dec 10, 2013 7:41 am

Daniel Cormier On Fighting His Friend Rashad Evans: I Have To Hurt Him

Daniel Cormier, the former Olympic wrestler and current MMA phenom has finally made the decision to go down to light heavyweight after compiling a 13-0 record in the heavyweight division. Unfortunately for him, his first test will be against his friend and former UFC light heavyweight champion “Suga” Rashad Evans. The fight will take place...

Nov 28, 2013 7:27 am

Gabriel Gonzaga: “I Want To Be UFC Champion”

Gabriel Gonzaga, who once scored one of the most surprising knockouts in UFC history, a headkick knockout against feared striker Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, is now gunning for a UFC title. Gonzaga was released from the UFC roster in 2010 after a unanimous decision loss to Brendan Schaub, but got another chance after scoring an...

Nov 14, 2013 8:58 am

Royce Gracie wants ‘no gloves, no time limit, and no rules’ back in the UFC

Royce Gracie, UFC 1 champion and Brazilian jujitsu legend, recently gave his thoughts on the UFC’s popularity and how it has grown since its creation. Gracie (14-2-3 MMA, 11-1-1 UFC) spoke Wednesday, during UFC 167’s media workouts. “It became mainstream. I know because little kids now, when I travel – I’m on the road about...

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...

Nov 7, 2013 8:33 am

Velasquez Injured, Will Not Fight Werdum at UFC 172 in Mexico

Despite earlier reports that the UFC would be heading to Mexico in April, 2014 with a card featuring heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (above, left) facing Fabricio Werdum, both UFC President Dana White and the camp of Cain Velasquez have confirmed that fight will be delayed due to a Velasquez injury.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA...

Nov 6, 2013 8:39 am

Keith Kizer Explains Why Throwing In The Towel Is a Foul for NSAC

“It’s still something that we want to have as a foul,” Nevada State Athletic Commission Athletic Director, Keith Kizer, explained about throwing in the towel, “because it could be a situation where somebody does it in such a way that distracts the fighters, a fighter could get hurt.  One fighter sees the towel go in,...

Nov 4, 2013 11:25 am

A Quick Thought on the Dominant Heavyweight Champion, Cain Velasquez

It’s been a few weeks since UFC 166 where Cain Velasquez put a stamp on his trilogy with Junior dos Santos and set himself far and away from the contenders in his division. The dust has pretty much settled. UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the once parallel career that...

Nov 4, 2013 8:19 am

Jon Jones Makes the Cover of EA Sports UFC, to be Joined by Fan-Voted Second Fighter

One half of the two-man cover for the highly-anticipated EA Sports UFC game has been announced. That man is UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones. Jones was picked based on this set of standards via the official website for the game: The fighter we ultimately chose is one whose talent, technicality and toughness we felt best...

Oct 31, 2013 1:47 pm

JDS: Cain didn’t prove he was the better fighter

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos, was recently TKO’d by current title holder, Cain Velasquez, in their trilogy bout, which headlined UFC 166 in Houston just over 10 days ago. Velasquez was able to dominate “Cigano” from the opening bell, much like he did in their second encounter at UFC 155. However, in an...

Oct 30, 2013 12:23 pm

Cain Velasquez Not Suspended 6 Months, Commission Claims Mistake

  Cain Velasquez fans, rejoice!  The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, the body who oversaw UFC 166, has retracted its earlier report that UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (shown above, left, fighting Junior dos Santos) would be suspended for six months with a broken jaw.  The commission stated that those facts were posted incorrectly....

Oct 24, 2013 11:00 am

Cain Velasquez’s camp confused by broken jaw report

The camp of UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez (13-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC), is more than a bit confused as to why the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation’s Combative Sports division medically suspended the fighter for a suspected broken jaw following this past weekend’s UFC 166 event. Heidi Seibert, who is a spokesperson for Zinkin...

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 22, 2013 11:05 am

Fabricio Werdum Says He Would Retire If He Defeats Cain Velasquez via Submission

  “Imagine if I’m the only guy who submitted Fedor, ‘Minotauro’ and Velasquez?” UFC heavyweight fighter Fabricio Werdum asked after learning he would be the next to challenge Cain Velasquez’s heavyweight championship.  “Then I would retire and work only as a commentator.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Not long after Cain Velasquez successfully defended...