Om Junior dos Santos segrar i sitt kommande möte mot Francis N’Gannou i Minnesota i helgen, kan en titelmatch dyka upp på horisonten.
Den forne mästaren dos Santos har just nu 3 raka vinster och känner att en seger kommer göra honom till en top contender.
I think there’s nowhere else to go. Who are they going to put in front of us? Nobody. The winner of the fight will fight for the title for sure.
Cormier avslutade deras första möte med en imponerande knockout redan i första ronden och blev dubbelmästare, med ett tidigare bälte från lätt tungvikt.
Efter detta pratades det mycket om en supermatch mot Brock Lesnar, som sedan återvände till WWE istället.
Dos Santos har aldrig gått match mot Cormier, men har tidigare förberett sig mycket för Miocic. Han har stor respekt för Cormiers färdigheter, men känner att bältet kan gå till Miocic igen.
I think Stipe can get it back. It’s going to be a good fight. This is the right thing to do right now. That Brock Lesnar thing was B.S. but this is the right thing to do right now with this rematch between them. I believe this time Miocic is coming more prepared. He knows how dangerous Cormier is. He knows how dangerous his game is. He can take you down but he can throw very hard punches, too.
The first fight, Miocic was trying to exchange grappling skills with Cormier and it closed the distance and that was a mistake in my opinion. This time he’s going to come back more prepared for that. I can tell you Miocic has knockout power. His hands are really heavy. I really believe he’s going to win this fight by TKO.
Om Miocic segrar, hoppas dos Santos att de kan ordna en trilogi. Brasilianaren har inget emot Miocic personligen, men känner att de fortfarande har några saker att reda ut.
That fight is one of the fights I’m looking forward to having in my career. I need to have it actually,” dos Santos explained. “Because the first fight was a tough fight but I won. The second fight, I was moving around and I brought a different strategy. I was kicking his leg and he was feeling the leg. He was feeling the way I thought he would feel but then he started to walk forward and I did the mistake to allow him to get closer. Of course, Miocic has knockout power and he connected with one and I went down and he won the fight and that’s fine.
I learned a lot from that but I really believe I am the better fighter. I know he broke the record [for most title defenses] and everything but that doesn’t mean he’s the best heavyweight here. I am working very hard to prove that I am this guy so this fight with Miocic has to happen.
Tror ni dos Santos lyckas ta sig förbi N’Gannou? Vem tror ni segrar när Cormier och Miocic möts igen?