Former UFC heavyweight champion and #7 ranked contender Junior Dos Santos believes he’s in a good spot. Dos Santos believes he is just one win away from securing a title shot.
After losing against then-champ Stipe Miocic in a rematch at UFC 211 in May last and year and getting banned by USADA for violation of doping policy which later turned out to be from tainted supplements, Dos Santos got things back on winning ways after defeating former WSOF heavyweight champion Blagoy Ivanov this July. Dos Santos believes one more win will certainly make his title shot ‘inevitable’.
”I’m not worried about trying to guarantee a fight for the belt because that’s automatic, it will happen,” dos Santos said. “I’ve always done my best inside the Octagon, fought the best there is, and win or lose I’ve done my best in my fights. If I’m not the champion today, it’s because of mistakes I’ve made. My opponents have merit, too, of course, but the experience I’ve gained was great. The price I had to pay for that experience was high sometimes, I stayed out for a while, but I’m rebuilding.
”That’s what I’m here for. I’m motivated. I’m 34, but I’m feeling stronger, in a special moment in my career, more mature and motivated. It’s inevitable that I will fight for the belt again. It will come eventually, there’s no escape.”