Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior ‘Cigano’ Dos Santos is coming off of a 2nd round TKO victory over former title challenger Derrick Lewis headlined UFC Wichita at Intrust Bank Arena in Kansas state. Now the former champ is confident of one more title run in the UFC.
Dos Santos is all set to fight Francis Ngannou at UFC 239 on July 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The Brazilian is now riding on a three-fight winning streak. He also said that he was determined to reclaim the title he once held back in 2011 and 2012.
“For me, it’s very important,” Dos Santos said to MMAJunkie. “Not just to become the champion, to live that amazing moment to become the champion. But also, to make sure that everything that happened in the past were mistakes. I have everything that it takes to be the champion and to stay there for a long time. All these guys, they’re not better than me. They are tough guys, I respect all of them, but I’m here to be the champion, and I have everything it takes to be the champion.
“Being the champion again will show everybody that what happened in the past was just a mistake. It was just a lack of attention of myself. The only way I feel like you get beat is not being in the right time to do the things, the right time mentally and physically. I think that’s what happened in the past, and I make sure that everything’s going to be all right now.”
Do you guys think Junior Dos Santos can become champion again?