Junior Dos Santos wants Cain Velasquez; Dana White, not so much

After arguablly, the most impressive performance of his career, Junior Dos Santos has shown interest in a heavyweight title shot and calling out names on the way, Cain Velasquez being number one on that list.

Dos Santos, via Tatame, said:

“I’d like to fight against [Cain] Velasquez.”, “His wrestling is superior than mine, but I think I can surprise him on striking. I’d train a lot of ground game or this fight too, it could make some diference.”

“It’s not about revenge, I’m cool with that, so is Rodrigo,” Dos Santos reassured. “I’d fight Cain for who he is, an undefeated fighter, a great fighter inside the UFC. I’d like to face him because of that. This revenge thing, I think Rodrigo can get that.”

Dana White has a different opinion on JDS, saying “you don’t have him fight Cain Velasquez”:

“Dos Santos got himself in the mix the other day,” White said. “If you question whether he should be or not, he showed you the other night that he should be. The great thing is, a guy asked me out there, ‘Are you going to do Cain Velasquez against dos Santos now?’ The way I see it is, and the way my luck has gone lately, with injuries and stuff, I think you keep these guys in line.”

“You’ve got Mir and Carwin fighting, whoever comes out, if the winner doesn’t have any cuts or break his hand or anything like that, he goes right out and fights Brock Lesnar this summer,” White said. “Then you’ve got Cain Velasquez waiting in the wings for the next fight. Then you’ve got dos Santos ready for the next one. I like having those guys in line and we’ll have a lot of good fights — title fights that people actually care about.”

“[JDS] can fight again. It’s not like we’re going to put him on the bench and say, ‘Oh, we’ll hold you here.’ But you don’t have him fight Cain Velasquez. If he loses along the way to somebody else, he definitely wasn’t ready for Lesnar or whoever the champion is.”

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