Junior dos Santos outraged Velasquez got injured, demands interim title

UFC heavyweight number one contender, Junior dos Santos has spoken for the first time since the news that his scheduled opponent, Cain Velasquez has picked up a shoulder injury and will not be competing for at least six to eight months.

dos Santos, speaking via Portal Vale Tudo, said:

“I’m really outraged. How does a person leaves a fight versus Brock Lesnar in perfect physical condition and then get hurt without being in training? The last news I heard about Velasquez, he was riding in Mexico. How did he get injured?”

“I’m in the best moment of my career, training heavily and working hard to put on the fight of my life, and all of a sudden, this is postponed for eight months. That’s unfair. I’m five months without fighting, fighting is my life, not just because I love doing it, but also because I need to fight for a living. I don’t make as much money as the top fighters, so I really need to work.

“Of course it would be fantastic to face Velasquez at ‘UFC Rio’, in August, but I can’t keep myself one year away from the Octagon only waiting for his recovering… so I do think what would be most fair, would be Dana gives me the opportunity to fight for an interim belt.”

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