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Junior dos Santos: If Cain Velasquez and Alistair Overeem lose their fights, I deserve next UFC title shot

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Junior dos Santos has a pretty good argument when it comes to picking himself as the next heavyweight division No. 1 contender.

In less than three weeks, Fabricio Werdum will defend his 265-pound strap against Stipe Miocic in the UFC 198 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, taking place on Sat., May 14, 2016 inside Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil (more on that card here).

No matter who wins, Dos Santos has already beaten them both.

That’s why “Cigano” told Submission Radio he’ll be rooting for Travis Browne and Andrei Arlovski during their respective fights in the coming weeks (see them here), as it paves the way for another crack at the division crown.

His words:

“I have a long history in this division, you know, I already fought so many guys. And of course there’s two guys that maybe I can have the rematch with Cain Velasquez or Alistair Overeem, but I’ll do everything that I need to do to get my title shot again, and let’s see. I wanna fight for the title, but if I have to do one more fight to fight for the title, that’s okay. But if Travis Browne wins and Andrei Arlovski wins, then I don’t see anyone else to fight for the title but me. Because who’s gonna be fighting for the title with the winner between me or Miocic or Werdum? There is no one else I think over there to fight with them. It would be a great opportunity for me if both Cain Velasquez and Alistair Overeem lose their fights. I think [if they lose], man I think it’s me.”

Maybe, maybe not.

Dos Santos (18-4) was able to get back into the win column with a five-round shellacking over Ben Rothwell earlier this month in Croatia; however, the ….View full article

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