Junior dos Santos wants to reclaim his title and stated he wants to fight Daniel Cormier before the heavyweight champion retires. Well, to do so dos Santos will need to get past Derrick Lewis on Saturday night.
However, even if dos Santos wins his fight, another roadblock in the way is the fact that Cormier wants to fight Brock Lesnar. For dos Santos, he doesn’t understand that fight and frankly thinks it is a ridiculous matchup.
“This thing where Daniel Cormier wants to fight Brock Lesnar; I know he wants to make money, but it doesn’t make any sense,” Dos Santos told MMA Junkie. “The only one who wants to see that fight or make that fight is him. Nobody else wants to see that. Of course Brock Lesnar he’s a very polemic guy so people like to watch him and they pay to watch him, that’s why he wants to fight him. But man, that would be ridiculous to have him back in the sport and have him fighting for the title already.
“It would be kind of disrespect to all of us in the sport and even with the organization. I don’t think that’s the thing to make, but whatever. Politics are politics.”
Ultimately, Lesnar is a huge payday but UFC President, Dana White has still said he hasn’t talked to Lesnar which may mean the fight doesn’t happen. So, dos Santos is still holding out hope he gets a shot at the title and gets the fight against Cormier he wants.
“I will win here and I would be very glad to face Daniel Cormier,” Dos Santos said. “Daniel Cormier is a different champion. He has achieved some amazing things in his career and for me it would be very nice to be facing him. I hope I could be the next one, but I don’t really care. What I really want is to keep myself active. I want to fight as soon as possible after this victory and whatever happens in this career, I know my title shot is coming very soon.”