Junior Dos Santos: It's my turn to be the UFC Heavyweight ChampionPosted on July 20, 2011, 06:44 AM by Anton Gurevich
"He’s [Velasquez] so far undefeated, he’s the UFC champion, and that’s what I’m worried about. I don’t mind if he’s undefeated to far or if he’s a tough guy or if it’s Velasquez. To me it only matters that he’s the UFC champion and I want to become a UFC champion. I’ll be 100% for this bout, I’m feeling great. I guess it’s my time. It’s my turn. I’m improving everything in my life and, on the day of the fight, I’m sure I’ll bring this belt to Brazil.
I’ll win (laughs), and I’ll dedicate it (the belt) to the Brazilian people, mainly the people of the city where I came from, which is Cacador, in Santa Catarina, and the people of the city where I currently lives in, which is Salvador, in Bahia. I’ll dedicate it to the Brazilian, but mainly to my coach (Luis Carlos) Dorea, the Nogueira brothers, the coach Iuri Carlton, to my wife Vilsana, because none of this would be happening if it wasn’t for them." - TATAME.com
Junior Dos Santos went through fire and water to earn a title shot against Cain Velasquez, going 7-0 inside the Octagon against some of the toughest competition the UFC Heavyweight division has to offer. Dos Santos recently left his manager Ed Soares, but still trains at the famous Black House, alongside the likes of Minotauro Nogueira, Pedro Rizzo, Feijao Cavalcante and Anderson Silva. And according to this picture from Portal do Vale Tudo, Strikeforce Heavyweight GP semi-finalist Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva joined the camp in his preparations for September 10th bout with Daniel Cormier:
The fight against Cain Velasquez is currently rumored for UFC's debut at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California on November 19th.