“One of The Goals Before I End My Career” – Junior Dos Santos Aims at “Greatest of the Moment” Jon Jones

Published 05/01/2020, 4:11 AM EDT


Junior dos Santos has been unable to train due to the Coronavirus pandemic. He was 7 pounds over normal, and hence, decided to rectify the issue by modifying his diet. Almost 2 weeks into the plan, he shared the results on social media. He spoke about the same, as well as the possibility of shedding pounds to reach 205 and compete at Light Heavyweight. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Junior dos Santos wants to make 205 pounds to face Jon Jones

The 4th ranked Heavyweight Fighter said his goal is to stay light as more speed will benefit him.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

“My goal is to stay light so I can get back to training right away when I have a fight booked,” he said. “If I can stay around 238 and 242, that’s important for me, because I move a lot. I’ll benefit from my speed, one of my main characteristics. I will be faster.”

He also spoke about making weight for a Light Heavyweight bout. 

“My main curiosity of one day making 205 is not about how I would feel at that weight, but to be able to face the man that is the greatest of the moment, Jon Jones. Who wouldn’t like to fight Jon Jones one day? I’m no different. One of the goals before I end my career would be to fight Jon Jones. But that’s part of the plans, our wishes, my dreams, so let’s see how things play out.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

‘Cigano’ did say he would need time to strategize and make weight, but the opportunity to take on ‘Bones’ would fuel him to work harder. He has had 28 fights in MMA. 21 of them have come in the UFC and they have all been at Heavyweight. If the bout ever takes place it will be his UFC debut at Light Heavyweight. He had 4 Light heavyweight fights in 2007 and holds a 3-1 record. 

‘Cigano’ has no fights at present. However, ‘Bones’ expressed interest in facing Jan Blachowicz. He may also have to face Dominick Reyes in a rematch. Hence, the ‘Cigano’ match may not happen this year.

It would give the Brazilian ample time to be fighting fit at 205. Do you see this match coming to fruition?

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

“Now, I’m Gonna Knock Him Out!”- Dominick Reyes Talks Jon Jones Rematch

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Reubyn Coutinho

1008 articles

Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT