Tai Tuivasa calls out Junior dos Santos, dos Santos replies with words of wisdom for young rival

Tai Tuivasa, Junior dos Santos

Rising heavyweight contender Tai Tuivasa is looking for a fight, and one of the potential opponents he’s had his sights set on of late is former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos.

On Wednesday, Tai Tuivasa took to Twitter, where he implied that Junior dos Santos had turned down a fight with him. This Tweet then called for a consolation fight with Marcin Tybura.

“Well got me another new contract so I’m thinking I want to play PUNCH-FACE again soon… who do you want to see me dance with since [Junior dos Santos] doesn’t want to. [Marcin Tybura] ya keen?????”

Dos Santos quickly responded to this Tweet from Tuivasa, assuring that he’d be happy to fight him — as long as the fight occurs somewhere where the taxes aren’t too high. He then shared a bit of wisdom about fighting and taxes with his young rival.

“We can dance anywhere the taxes won’t kill me, friend,” Junior dos Santos said. “You gotta think about this stuff when you make real money… you keep up those wins and you’ll learn about that soon, Daniel-son.”

“Thanks for the heads up Mr Miyagi,” Tuivasa replied. “But yea management have looked into it already as they have done for Mark over the years and financially stacks up either way with endorsements… So how about Australia then?”

Tai Tuivasa last fought at UFC 225 in June, when he picked up a close decision win over former champion Andrei Arlovski. He’s 8-0 overall.

Junior dos Santos, meanwhile, made his last Octagon appearance in July, when he defeated former World Series of Fighting champion Blagoy Ivanov by decision in the main event of UFC Boise. He’s 19-5 overall.

Does a fight between Junior dos Santos and Tai Tuivasa interest you? Who do you think would win?

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 8/9/2018.