VIDEO: Is Junior Dos Santos Ducking Cain Velasquez?

Jeremy BotterMMA Senior WriterAugust 8, 2012

UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos caused a stir last week when he told Dana White that even though Cain Velasquez is the rightful No. 1 contender for the heavyweight belt, he instead wanted to face Alistair Overeem. 

Dos Santos told White that Overeem has been acting like a punk and wanted to shut him up by knocking him out. 

Well, that doesn't sit well with the normally mild-mannered Velasquez.

Bleacher Report's Rick Lee traveled to American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose to discuss the news with Velasquez and coach Javier Mendez. In this exclusive video, you'll hear the former heavyweight champion and his coach discuss the Dos Santos fight and why they feel Velasquez is the rightful contender for the heavyweight belt. 

Check out the video above. For more on the cast of characters that make up the American Kickboxing Academy, be sure to check out the new show Fight Factory, debuting August 15 on nuvoTV.  

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