At UFC Fight Night 142 media day in Adelaide, Western Australia, dos Santos was excited about his heavyweight division future. But he appeared to be focused as well.
“My biggest goal is to keep winning” he said. “To go there on Saturday and beat Tai Tuivasa. [After that] there are many opportunities, possibilities in this division. We have a lot of options. I have rematches, I have new fighters to fight. No doubt the UFC will find some good entertaining things for [me].”
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It shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of the fights that excite JDS is with the two-division champ Daniel Cormier, who defeated Derrick Lewis recently at UFC 230. JDS wants to fight Cormier before he heads towards retirement.
However, dos Santos commented on Cormier’s choice of fights.
“It’s weird. I don’t know what DC’s doing. I know he’s a great guy, he’s done amazing things. I really respect [him]. But I don’t really understand what he’s doing right now. He wants to do money fights. If the UFC allows him to do that, what can we do?”
JDS also criticized the decision to put Brock Lesner has DC’s opponent.
“To fight for the title? No way. It doesn’t make any sense. I’m ashamed of that. This guy — first, he’s not in the position to fight for the title. Second, he’s out because USADA put him out. So he’s going to come back and fight for the title? What is that? [This isn’t] a theatre, this isn’t WWE. We don’t get to do whatever you want to do. We have to follow rules here. This is a sport.”