JDS: Cormier Will Not Be Going To 205

JDS: Cormier Will Not Be Going To 205


As the UFC World Tour wound down in Rio this week, “UOL Esporte” asked former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos his thoughts on Daniel Cormier moving to the light heavyweight division and all in an effort to avoid fighting his good friend, training partner and heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez.

On the subject, JDS prognosticated that it’s not going to happen and the reason why, is because Velasquez won’t be champion after “Cigano” defeats him on October 19th (UFC 166).

Specifically, Junior remarked:

“He’s not (going to 205 pounds) and you know why? Because I will defeat Cain, and he will want to fight me.”

Personally, I think Cigano could once again wear the heavyweight belt come this fall, but it’s not going to be easy and if he’s somehow looking past Cain to Cormier, it could well prove to be a whole lot harder.

Admittedly Junior made short work of Velasquez in their first fight. However, in their second meeting Cain spanked JDS for 5 rounds and did so in commanding fashion. That was only 10 short months ago.

In reading his words and in considering his loss to the champ and the manner of it, as well as the fact that it was only a few months ago, one has to wonder as to why Cigano is so confident.

Should JDS show up for his (fall) bout with anything less than improved wrestling skills, a full gas tank and a body that hasn’t been “over-trained”, which is what he said his problem was in the first fight, then I’d be more confident that Cormier will be moving down to 205 than I would be that JDS would be defending a heavyweight belt, against him.  

As GSP says, “the only fight that matters is the one in front of you” and on the point, I hope for Junior’s eyes are on the champ and not Daniel Cormier.

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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/enjoylife321 enjoylife321

    I want to see jnr win so we can finally see where Daniel Cormier belongs in the division. If Cain loses he must give his team mate the green light to a title shot.

    Everyone knows Cormier is not a weight cutter. Just think, big rig johnny Hendricks is around 210 pounds before he cuts weight. Cormier won't be fighting at 205.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/HATEOCRACY HATEOCRACY

      That picture of JDS looks like he wanna say "Me want BABYRUTH'

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Cookie77 Cookie77

        I like it.. a Goonies reference..

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Kevin Kevin

        "Heyyyy youuu guyyyssss!"

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/gm1 gm1

      First of all Cormier doest deserve nothing right now…fight a few more fights at heavyweight within the top 5 and then talk.

      JDS only problem is he is over confident. Also his only real weapon is his overhand right. Does he really think Cain will stand there and trade? Not a chance…Cain will take him down and soften him up. Then he will let him up on his feet and trade after he has only 50% of his power left. Cain will not not make that mistake again.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/bigdunfey big dunfey

    Jds Is my favorite heavyweight fighter to watch. If he lands on anyone in the world he can knock them out but unless he can stop the takedown of Cain he will lose via decision again. I'd love to see him go in and shock Cain with some awesome takedown defense ko him in the 2nd.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/watermelonfresh watermelon fresh

    Dumb thing to have the triolgy so soon. This rilvary will turn into best of 7 at this point. I'd rather see cain and jds fight other ppl

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/D D

    The first fight showed that JDS has a punchers chance. The second fight showed that Cain is a vastly superior fighter. Cain wins 9 times out of 10. But hey, swing away JDS. You never know.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/cranestyle cranestyle

    The main difference between fight 1 and fight 2 was that Cain got finished right away. Junior almost got finished right away but not quite, so he stuck around getting hammered for 5 rounds.

    JDS was out on his feet most of the fight, so if anything, I'd say he has a better chin. Both guys can hit like a truck, so I think either one could walk away with the belt.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Vic Vic

    How can JDS be so confident in defeating Velasquez and to fight Cormier when his takedown defence ***** big time…

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/watermelonfresh watermelon fresh

      Are you ignorant? JDS ***** big time on TD defense? The same JDS that stuffed Carwin's TDs? Here's a FACT – Cain shot 33 TD attempts in 2nd fight and landed 11. JDS defended 22 TD's. I would say that's pretty good TD DEFENSE