twitter google

Junior dos Santos Thinks Travis Browne or Josh Barnett Might be Next

Junior dos Santos

Junior dos Santos may have been decisively beaten by UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez in their last two meetings, but at the end of the day, “Cigano” remains the promotion’s #1 contender and one of its biggest stars. So in other words, there’s little doubt that the former champ is going to face a top tier heavyweight when he returns to action. The question is, however, who will it be?

Well, recently JDS spoke to MMA about that very subject, and here is some of what the 29 year-old had to say about his next bout.

“I don’t know what’s next for me, and I don’t choose opponents,” dos Santos said. “I’ll be ready for anyone, but I believe my next opponent can be either Josh Barnett or Travis Browne.”

Barnett and Browne are set to fight on December 28th at UFC 168, and the winner will certainly be within reach of a title shot. The question is, however, would the UFC tap the victor to fight dos Santos? And then run the risk of eliminating another contender from a title fight with Velasquez? If he gets by Fabricio Werdum next? Guess we’ll see.

Of course, the UFC could also tap the loser to fight dos Santos, but that will likely depend on how Barnett-Browne plays out. Regardless of who is next, it will be interesting to see JDS back in the cage, and whether he can make another title run.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

UFC Fight Night 96: Lineker vs. Dodson

Event Date: October 1, 2016
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC 204: Bisping vs. Henderson 2

Event Date: October 8, 2016
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 97: Lamas vs. Penn

Event Date: October 15, 2016
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 162

Event Date: October 21, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3 Finale

Event Date: November 5, 2016
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 163: Koreshkov vs. Lima

Event Date: November 11, 2016
Broadcast: Spike Sports