JDS: Trilogy will not end the Velasquez – dos Santos rivalry
JDS expects to fight Velasquez again regardless of the outcome of the third fight
Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos will face each other for the third time this coming Saturday at UFC 166. Each fighter holds decisive wins over the other with JDS drawing the first blood when he knocked out Cain within a minute of their first fight. Last December, Cain bounced back by beating up Dos Santos for 5 rounds en route to a lopsided decision victory. In an interview last week, Cain stated that he believes the third fight will end the rivalry once and for all.
“I think with this being the third one, we’re both one and one, this’ll kind of settle the whole trilogy itself. That’s it,” says the heavyweight champ. “I think there’ll be other opponents that need to be fought.”
JDS, upon hearing his rival’s statement immediately interrupted out of disbelief.
“I don’t think it’s going to be the last one. I just don’t think so. I think we’re going to fight each other again in the future,” instills dos Santos.
“Sooner or later we’re going to be fighting again because I think Cain Velasquez is a great opponent and a great fighter. He’s going to try to keep himself in a good position all the time, as a champion or a good position in the ranks. The same with myself. So I think we’re going to see each other again.”
Junior’s argument is completely valid if you consider the records of both fighters. The two of them are on the top of their game and neither have shown signs of slowing down. They have decimated every opponent that they faced and both of them handed each other the single loss in their UFC career.
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