Archive: Junior Dos Santos

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...

Oct 22, 2013 10:40 am

POLL | Should Cain vs. JDS Have Been Stopped Sooner?

Last weekend Junior dos Santos failed to recapture his UFC title for the second straight time. Much like their second fight, the UFC Heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez was able to beat, batter and bruise dos Santos in route to a fight that went to the fifth and final round. Many people, Dana White included, believe...

Oct 21, 2013 3:58 pm

Aftermath: Cain Velasquez Posts Photo of Himself 2 Days After Defending Title

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez made defending his title look easy last Saturday, defeating Junior dos Santos by TKO in the fifth round of the conclusion of their trilogy. Cain did sustain a few bumps and bruises, however, which were evident during the post-fight press conference. Cain’s superficial injuries didn’t stop him from enjoying what...

Oct 21, 2013 11:06 am

Cain Velasquez Done with Junior dos Santos After Dominating Once Again

After the second consecutive meeting between UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos, it is clear that Velasquez knows exactly how to dominate the Brazilian, leaving little to question on who the superior fighter is. Velasquez has now seemingly put an indefinite hold to the ‘parallel careers’ discussion between the two, stating that...