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Thursday, Mar 07, 2019

UFC Wichita: Junior dos Santos Says Giving Brock Lesnar a Title Shot is “Ridiculous”

Junior dos Santos (photo via UFC / Twitter)

By FCF Staff

The expectation continues to be that if Brock Lesnar returns to the UFC, he’ll do so in a title fight with Daniel Cormier, and Junior dos Santos isn’t on board with that plan.

After Cormier won the heavyweight title last summer, by knocking out Stipe Miocic, it was confirmed Lesnar would face “DC” next. Although Lesnar recently signed a new deal with WWE, Dana White has said the UFC is still open to booking Cormier – Lesnar.

In advance of dos Santos’ fight this Saturday with Derrick Lewis, the former champ had this to say about giving Lesnar a title shot (quote via MMA Junkie):

“This thing where Daniel Cormier wants to fight Brock Lesnar; I know he wants to make money, but it doesn’t make any sense. The only one who wants to see that fight or make that fight is him. Nobody else wants to see that. Of course Brock Lesnar he’s a very polemic guy so people like to watch him and they pay to watch him, that’s why he wants to fight him. But man, that would be ridiculous to have him back in the sport and have him fighting for the title already.

“It would be kind of disrespect to all of us in the sport and even with the organization. I don’t think that’s the thing to make, but whatever. Politics are politics.”

Lesnar has no official wins on his MMA record since 2010. The powerful wrestler earned a decision win over Mark Hunt in 2016, but that result was overturned to a no-contest after Lesnar tested positive for banned substances.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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