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Junior Dos Santos Deflects Talk Of Possible Fight With Sparring Partner Antonio Silva

UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos is planning for his match later this month against Frank Mir in the main event of UFC 146.

Also on the card will be Antonio Silva, a friend and training partner of “Cigano.”

Silva is set to face Cain Velasquez, the man dos Santos took the belt from last year. Many feel that a win by “Bigfoot” over Velasquez will vault him into title talk.

Of course, if JDS defeats Mir, that could cause some issues. However, as he told the Brazilian news outlet Tatame in a recent interview, dos Santos isn’t thinking about that at all right now.

“One step at a time. Right now, I’m focused on Frank Mir. After it’s over, I’ll think about it.”

Dos Santos-Mir will take place May 26 from Las Vegas on pay-per-view. The Silva-Velasquez bout is the co-main event for the evening.

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