UFC 146 Results: Dana White Hints at Junior Dos Santos, Cain Velasquez Rematch
The top two heavyweights in the world will meet again.
"I think it's a good idea. I don't know [about dates and contracts], but we like that fight," said White. "Cain went undefeated for a long time, lost to Junior. He defends the title, he wins. I like the fight. We'll see what happens."
Velasquez certainly turned heads with his vicious first-round TKO victory over Antonio Silva on Saturday.
Coming off the knockout loss to Dos Santos, Velasquez seemed to have learned his lesson in sticking with his wrestling and avoiding unnecessary standup exchanges. Within the first couple of minutes, the Octagon resembled a crime scene flooded with pools of Silva's blood.
Velasquez is finally back on track, and his No. 1 goal is defeating Dos Santos and winning back the UFC title.
"It feels great. The only reason I got into this sport was to be the champ, and I just don't feel right right now with not having that," Velasquez said at the post-fight presser.
Dos Santos was also in attendance at the press conference, and he was all smiles after successfully defending his UFC title for the first time against Frank Mir.
As many predicted, the fight was lopsided with Dos Santos avoiding takedowns and picking Mir apart on the feet. Dos Santos was even correct in predicting he would end the fight with a second-round knockout.
He now moves on to face the man he defeated to become UFC champion, and while Mir is a bonafide top-10 contender, Velasquez seems to be on a completely different level.
"I don't know. Cain Velasquez is really tough. In my mind, he's very different in this division. He's very fast and his stamina is really good for our division. So for sure, he's dangerous and a good fighter, but I don't care about who's going to be my opponent," said Dos Santos.
"Whoever the UFC wants to put to fight against me, I'll be watching his fights and make my strategy to beat him, and if I have to fight with Cain Velasquez again, let's do it. I'll be ready for that."
Jordy McElroy is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. Unless otherwise noted, all quotes were obtained first-hand.
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