UFC Heavyweight Contender Junior dos Santos Frustrated with Champion Cain Velasquez's Recent Injury

OAKLAND CA - AUGUST 07: Junior dos Santos punches Roy Nelson during the UFC Heavyweight bout at Oracle Arena on August 7 2010 in Oakland California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Fighters Only has the translation:

"I'm really outraged. How does a person leaves a fight versus Brock Lesnar in perfect physical condition and then get hurt without being in training? The last news I heard about Velasquez, he was riding in Mexico. How did he get injured?" he questioned.

"I'm in the best moment of my career, training heavily and working hard to put on the fight of my life, and all of a sudden, this is postponed for eight months. That's unfair.

"I'm five months without fighting, fighting is my life, not just because I love doing it, but also because I need to fight for a living. I don't make as much money as the top fighters, so I really need to work" said Cigano who expects Dana White to put him to dispute an interim belt.

Now this is what I like to see out of fighters.  There's a time and place for "I'll fight whoever the UFC gives me," or "It's up to Joe Silva and Dana White," but this is not it.  Junior Dos Santos is on fire, coming of a dominating performance over The Ultimate Fighter winner, Roy Nelson.  He's taking an aggressive stance on the situation, and asking for an interim belt, not looking to brown nose and cross his fingers.  Although I'm getting sick of how often we see interim titles, I'd be okay with it in this situation.  If JDS is a building a fan base, wants to fight, and the UFC needs to push him.  What better way to generate some hype for Cain Velasquez's first title defense than putting him in the cage and letting him challenge for an interim belt.  

The question there is...who would be the opponent.  There's a certain large, currently bearded country boy that doesn't like being hit hard that could use a big payday fight...but would he take this fight?  Surely Dana White would love to push a Brock Lesnar vs. Junior dos Santos headlined event, insuring that he's still going to get his money's worth out of Lesnar.  I'm not so sure Lesnar would like his first fight back to be against someone like JDS though, and I can't blame him, the man needs some experience, and a few full training camps...jumping right back to the top of the division would be awfully rough for him.

Who would you like to see Junior dos Santos fight for an interim title?

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